Fire crews respond to fire at Silver Rock

At approximately 6 a.m., fire crews responded to a fire at the Silver Rock Condominiums in Fernie.

At approximately 6 a.m. on Feb. 19, fire crews responded to a fire at the Silver Rock Condominiums in Fernie.

Residents of the condos had to evacuate the building while crews worked to extinguish the fire.

Authorities have not confirmed the cause of the fire, however, it was believed to be a small fire on the balcony of a third floor condo. Someone saw the fire on their way to work and called 9-1-1. The alarm was then sounded, awaking people and alerting them to leave the building.

Residents were allowed back into their condos around 6:45 a.m. The Fernie Fire Department is investigating the cause and damage of the blaze.