Three vehicles were destroyed in a blaze in the Vernon Parkade Friday.
Crews were called to the blaze shortly after 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and found a vehicle on fire on the third floor.
Smoke could be seen pouring out of the third and fourth levels of the parkade, when Clary Lausnes heard small explosions.
“Perhaps tires popping,” she said.
Deena Lehoux was heading down main street when she noticed that it seemed smoky, so she went around the block and saw people looking up at the Parkade.
“I didn’t see anything suspicious, but heard a bunch of loud bangs over about 10 minutes,” said Lehoux. “You could tell the fire was spreading.”
Initial crews on scene worked quickly to knock the fire down and extinguish it, and ensure there was no extension to the building. All offices within the building were evacuated and no injuries have been reported. The cause of fire and total extent of damage is unknown at this time.
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