Outdoor burning led to the destruction of a shed in Fernie on Thursday.
Fernie Fire Rescue responded to the fire in the 2400 block area of the Crowsnest Highway at 4:30 that afternoon. Upon arrival, firefighters found the shed fully engulfed, with the occupant trying to prevent the flames from spreading to an adjacent building with a garden hose. Firefighters were able to use 1 ¾ inch hose lines and foam to put out the blaze, but the structure and its contents were a total loss.
The fire was accidental and no one was injured. Following this incident, Fernie Fire Rescue would like to remind the public to use extreme caution at all times when they are doing any outdoor burning.