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Everyone accounted for after Kamloops Fire Rescue tackles fire at Boys & Girls Club

July 26, 2016 - 5:16 PM

KAMLOOPS - The boys and girls are safe today thanks to the quick actions of Kamloops Fire Rescue and workers at a community centre.

An electrical fire was sparked at the Boys & Girls Club of Kamloops in the North Shore around 4 p.m. today, July 26.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Capt. Jeff Bell says it's not yet known if the club will be open tomorrow, but investigators are still on scene.

"Crews extinguished the fire and they’re just checking... for hot spots," Bell said.

Bell says the leaders inside the building got all of the children out quickly and head counts showed that everyone was accounted for.

It's not known what caused the fire, but Bell says the provincial fire inspector will likely have to come in.

Because it was an electrical fire, the power has been shut off to the whole building.

"The building was occupied and there were all sorts of kids running around," Bell said. "[But] this was the best possible outcome."

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