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Greasy rags caused early morning blaze
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:25AM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:40PM MST
Fire investigators believe fat-stained rags left in a dryer are behind an early morning fire at a west-central Edmonton restaurant.
Firefighters first arrived at the Smokehouse BBQ restaurant; in the area of 108 Avenue and 124 Street at about 6 a.m. Wednesday – the fire was declared out at about 8:15 a.m.
Later on, investigators said greasy, fat-stained rags self-heated and then burst into flames inside a laundry room dryer.
It’s believed the fire spread to the roof of the building, and caused significant fire and smoke damage to the building.
Damages have been pegged at about $500,000.
No one was inside at the time of the blaze.