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Members of the Panorama Fire Department responded to a call at a hotel in Panorama this morning.
“When we arrived on scene, the alarms were going off and there was an electrical odour and smoke in the building,” says Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Chief Drew Sinclair. “With the support of the Resort staff, we evacuated occupants in the affected building and completed a room-to-room search.”
The issue was electrical in nature, the location was quickly identified and contained to the appliance of origin. The building was then ventilated before guests were allowed to return to their rooms.
A total of eight firefighters and 4 pieces of apparatus responded to the alarm.
“The Fire Department wishes to thank Panorama Mountain Resort; Safety Services, Maintenance and Staff for their quick actions in evacuating and supporting guests as well as isolating the electric feed to the appliance in question,” says Sinclair. “In addition, we would like to thank the affected guests for their timely compliance with the evacuation and patience during ventilation of the building.”
Lead Image: Members of the Panorama Fire Department return to the Fire Hall following an early morning call out.