Firefighters in the Alberni Valley were busy tackling a “stubborn” fire at an industrial building on Saturday night.
Crews with the Cherry Creek Fire Department were called a structure fire in the 6000-block of Renton Road in Cherry Creek at around 9:30 p.m.
When they arrived, they discovered a fully engulfed industrial building with its roof already caved in.
Lucas Banton, chief of the Cherry Creek Fire Department, said it was explaining a difficult blaze for crews to tackle as the building was filled with industrial contents.
“It was a stubborn fire,” he said. “It was stubborn because of the contents inside the industrial shop.”
Port Alberni Fire Department, Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department also assisted Cherry Creek firefighters.
Banton said even with assistance from other departments, it took crews hours to put the blaze out.
“The flames were hitting 25 to 30 feet, near powerlines,” he said.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, according to Banton, who said the cause has been ruled undetermined.