Sunnyside building destroyed by fire
SUNNYSIDE — A building in the area of Sunnyside Cutoff Road and Highway 200 was destroyed in a Tuesday evening blaze, Northside Fire Chief Brad Mitton said.
The building, which is owned by members of the Lippert family, was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived on scene, shortly after 5 p.m., Mitton said. “She was already burning down when we got here.”
Northside crews immediately began attacking the fire and were joined by firefighters from the Sam Owen Fire District and Selkirk Fire Rescue & EMS, giving crews “lots of manpower” to fight the fire.
With the building engulfed when crews arrived, Mitton said firefighters concentrated their efforts on extinguishing the blaze.
Once the fire is extinguished and it is safe to begin combing through the debris, Mitton said crews will begin investigating the cause of the fire. That is expected to take place Wednesday morning.
"They know about what end of the building it started so that will help," Mitton said.
There were no injuries, either on the part of fire crews or the property owners, he said.