February 12, 2015 - 2:28 PM
VERNON - A fire in a hotel at the Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon has caused extensive smoke and water damage.
General manager Russell Haubrich of the Vance Creek Hotel says a dryer caught fire in a room next to a restaurant.
He suspects grease residue from rags ignited the blaze, which was reported at about 4:30 a.m.
Haubrich says water from the sprinkler system ran for about half an hour, damaging the ceiling in a bar at the hotel.
He says the restaurant was expected to reopen later Thursday, but the bar may be closed for up to two days.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2015