Cause of smoke determined to be a boiler misfire says city

Yellowknife Fire Division respond to a fire on 49th Street. (Photo by staff.)
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There were some tense moments yesterday morning as Yellowknife Fire Rescue, EMS and the NT RCMP responded to a report of smoke coming from a downtown building.

Alison Harrower is the Communications and Economic Development Officer with the City of Yellowknife.

“The Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) were dispatched yesterday morning, Thursday, October 24, at approximately 9:11 a.m., in response to a report of smoke coming from 5022 – 49th street, Centre Square Mall,” Harrower said. “Engine 8 and Medic 7 responded to the call.”

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Harrower says that on arrival at the scene, an investigation was completed and the cause of smoke was determined to be a boiler misfire. The RCMP and Municipal Enforcement closed 49th street during the investigation for a short period of time and rerouted traffic.

No injuries were reported and no evacuation occurred.

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