Fire closes Sparwood Bargain Store indefinitely
A fire at the Sparwood Bargain Store on Thursday evening has closed the business down indefinitely.
The fire broke out at approximately 7:15 p.m., with the fire alarm in Greenwood Mall coming on shortly after. The Sparwood Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the blaze and the RCMP were brought in to assist in evacuating the building.
Sergeant Will Thien with the Elk Valley RCMP said the cause of the fire is currently unknown. “It is being investigated by the Sparwood Fire Department right now and is being treated as a suspicious fire until we can prove otherwise,” stated Thien. “We will be assisting the fire department when asked to.”
Thien went on to say, “Fire and smoke may have caused up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage to products in the store.”
The Bargain Store remains closed and a re-opening date has yet to be determined.