There Was A Mysterious Fire At A Ski Hill In BC & It Destroyed The Main Chairlift System

There was another "suspicious fire" recently.

Vancouver Editor
There Was A Mysterious Fire At A Ski Hill In BC & It Destroyed The Main Chairlift System

Less than 24 hours after it opened for the season, there was a fire at Kimberley Alpine Lodge in B.C., and they don't know how it started.

The Kimberly RCMP made a post on Facebook that said the fire started around 3 a.m. on December 18. They had to call in the Police Dog Service and the Forensic Identification Unit because "the origin and cause could not be immediately determined," the post said.

The ski resort posted a photo of the fire on Twitter and said that it destroyed the control building that was next to their main chairlift. This caused them to have to shut down the chairlift, which the building operated.

The Twitter post said that luckily no one was hurt in the fire and that the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Another tweet from the resort said that "the difficult reality is that it is going to take some time to get the lift operating again, most likely measured in months rather than weeks."

With the ski season just beginning, this is especially heartbreaking for the resort and the skiers who enjoy it.

Just four days before the mysterious fire at the ski resort, a different fire broke out at the Kimberley Gymnastics Club. The Kimberly RCMP described the fire in a Facebook post as "suspicious in nature," although they made no connection between the two recent fires.

The Kimberley RCMP ask that anyone with information that could help in the investigation of the fire contact them by phone at (250) 427-4811.

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.