A craft and hobby shop in Cawston was completely destroyed by a fire early in the morning on Wednesday. An investigation into the cause is currently underway, says fire chief. (photo courtesy of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department)

A craft and hobby shop in Cawston was completely destroyed by a fire early in the morning on Wednesday. An investigation into the cause is currently underway, says fire chief. (photo courtesy of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department)

Craft and hobby shed in Similkameen destroyed in early morning fire

The investigation into the cause is currently underway

Keremeos firefighters responded to a structure fire in Cawston in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

After arriving at the scene after the report at 4:22 a.m., firefighters discovered a craft and hobby shed at Coulthard and Wooden Road was completely engulfed in flames, according to fire chief Jordy Bosscha.

“Unfortunately, the shop was completely destroyed,” said Bosscha, adding that while the fire was knocked down before it spread, nearby houses sustained some fire damage.

In total, nine Keremeos firefighters, two fire trucks and a utility vehicle responded to the fire, which took approximately four hours to extinguish. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Boscha thanked the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, Fortis Power and Harris and Son Transport for the quick response. He also thanked Subway for breakfast and Hilltop Esso for the free coffee.

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