A firefighter with Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services battles a fire on Slater Road in the early morning hours on Monday, May 8, 2017.

A firefighter with Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services battles a fire on Slater Road in the early morning hours on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Fire crews battle early morning blaze

Cause of fire under investigation, no injuries reported by emergency services.

Investigators were on scene of an overnight fire in the City’s industrial park this early Monday morning.

Around 12:37 a.m. Monday May 8, a call for service was received by Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services to a property located at 221 Slater Road.

All City fire trucks and 16 firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke showing from all four sides of the building.

“When we arrived, the fire was, from what we could see from the outside, was significantly underway,” said Scott Driver, deputy director of Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services. “As we tried to make entrance into the building, it became very apparent that it wasn’t safe to do so, so we had to take a defensive strategy after that.”

Quick action of firefighters limited the spread of the fire to adjacent buildings, as crews worked on the blaze until leaving the scene just about 12 hours later.

“We deemed the fire to be out, there’s no more risk of it getting anywhere,” said Driver. “It consumed almost all of what could be consumed; a little bit of roofing material still laying on the ground in there but it’s not hot anymore.”

There were no injuries reported and an investigation has determined the fire was non-suspicious.