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Fire consumes historic downtown building



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The historical significance of the building is for donations for the families who lost originated in the top floor.
part of what drew Mitchell to buy it. Recently everything in the fire. Local businesses Mitchell said she believes, from watching the
purchased Mitchell had already begun renovating including the Edson Bargain Boutique and blaze, that the fire likely started in the northeast
the upstairs apartments. “I wanted to restore it to Thrift Shop were already offering to help apartment as the southeast apartment was vacant
heritage status,” said Mitchell, “Everybody within hours of the blaze. at the time.
remembers the grocery store. I've always loved Fire Chief Schram said it will be some time Mitchell said for now she is dealing with the
that building.” before the cause of the fire is known as the insurance and paperwork but plans to rebuild.
The Edson Recycling Depot has offered a spot investigation is ongoing. It is believed that it “Edson is home and it was part of Edson's
history,” said Mitchell.

BILL MITCHELL
NEW TRUCK SALES
NORTH


Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd.
26124 TWP Road 531A
Acheson, AB T7X 5A1
bmitchell@wsnorth.com
www.wsnorth.com



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S/Sgt. Peter King, who has firefighter training, on top of the YCFD fire truck
manning the hose to help out. photo Sue Ann Common


















Flames burst through the roof of the 420 Main Street building in Edson. One of
the oldest buildings in town and home to several businesses and rental
apartments was engulfed in fire on the morning of May 30. Firefighters and
emergency crews responded quick to control the fire. photo Dana McArthur




Two of the firefighters suffered smoke inhalation. They were checked out
by EMS as a precaution and were okay. photo Dana McArthur


























Smoke billowed overhead behind the building as local firefighters continued With the fire under control an excavator was called in to knock down what
to douse the flames. photo Dana McArthur remained of the front half of the building. photo Sue Ann Common
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