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Family-owned Smoky Lake grocery store destroyed in fire
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:56PM MST
Despite the efforts of a number of firefighters from several area fire departments, a family-owned store in a community northeast of Edmonton was destroyed by fire overnight.
A total of seven fire departments were called to the fire at the Family Foods store in Smoky Lake at about midnight.
Officials told CTV News it took crews about three hours to contain the blaze.
“It’s a horrific blow to the people who own the business, and it’s also a big loss to our community,” Mayor Hank Holowaychuk said in a phone interview from Smoky Lake. “It’s one of three grocery stores we have in Smoky Lake, and that building has been in business for 75 to 80 years, and was a grocery store for a number of years serving the community very well.”
While the grocery store was lost, crews managed to save two attached businesses.
No one was injured in the fire.
Investigators are working to find a cause.