Fernie fire crew attend clothes dryer fire

Fernie Fire Rescue attended a fire on Tuesday that started in the drum of an industrial clothes dryer.

Fernie Fire Rescue attended a fire on Tuesday that started in the drum of an industrial clothes dryer.

Firefighters were called to the fire in the 100 block of Riverside Way at 10:29 a.m.

When they arrived, maintenance personnel had already extinguished the fire in the laundry room in the basement of the building.

The fire alarm had sounded and all occupants had evacuated the building. There were no injuries.

Firefighters checked the building to make sure that the fire was completely extinguished by using a thermal imaging camera to look for hidden fires and hot spots that could cause the fire to re-ignite.

Firefighters also began ventilating the building to remove all the smoke from the lower building.

The exact cause of the fire, or the extent of the damage is not yet known.