Late night fire destroys Sherwood Park strip mall
EDMONTON -- The Sherwood Centre Strip Mall went up in flames Saturday morning.
Strathcona County Emergency Services responded to reports of a fire at the strip mall at 12:31 a.m. Saturday.
Several businesses along the north side of the strip mall have been destroyed, Strathcona fire said in a statement.
Officials say the Shoppers Drug Mart next to the strip mall has some smoke and water damage and will be closed to the public Saturday.
RCMP told CTV News Edmonton that around 10 a.m. Saturday they made an arrest in relation to the fire.
On Sunday, RCMP said 32-year-old Matthew Benjamin Flanagan of no fixed address was charged with intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire and mischief over $5,000.
Following a bail hearing, Flanagan remained in police custody. He is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park provincial court on Wednesday.
Strathcona County Emergency Services said the cause of the fire is under investigation (CTV News Edmonton/Touria Izri)
The fire was put under control at 6:13 a.m. and crews continued to put out hot spots at 8 a.m.
According to Strathcona County Emergency Services, the fire damaged the KFC, Little Caesar's, Klee Boutique, Chopped Leaf, Dr. Bernstein Clinic, and Great Clips.
No injuries have been reported.
Anyone who booked a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the Shoppers will be contacted to reschedule their appointment, Strathcona County Emergency Services said.
Damages to the Sherwood Park Strip Mall Saturday morning as investigators search for a cause (CTV News Edmonton/Touria Izri)