Fire trucks have blocked off a portion of Alexander Street NE as firefighters check the the building at 371 Alexander. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Firetrucks off of Alexander Street, faulty air conditioning unit to blame

Occupants of downtown Salmon Arm building safe, back inside structure

Update 12:30 p.m:

Fire trucks are no longer blocking Alexander Street and occupants of 371 Alexander are back in the building after firefighters checked the structure and found it safe. The source of concern was found to be a rooftop air conditioning unit requiring maintenance.

Original Story:

A portion of Alexander Street NE is blocked off as firefighters respond call at a downtown Salmon Arm building.

Fire trucks are parked in the front and rear of the Corinthians Building at 371 Alexander and firefighters are responding to a report of a strong smell of smoke within the building.

There is no smoke coming from the building and firefighters are investigating.


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