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Fire engulfs homes outside of Merritt

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 17 Jun, 2024 01:36 PM
  • Fire engulfs homes outside of Merritt

An investigation is underway following a fire that engulfed abandoned homes outside Merritt overnight.

The fire destroyed one building and severely damaged another that belonged to the former Merritt Mountain Music Festival.

Cynthia White, chief administrative officer for the city, says unhoused people have been known to shelter in the buildings, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

The city had issued an alert about the fire that was visible from Merritt.

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