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Fire destroys building in Smithers

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Firefighters hose down hot spots in downtown Smithers, B.C. (Photo Credit: Brian Burrill)

A fire in downtown Smithers, B.C. has destroyed two buildings on the town's mainstreet.  The fire department was able to stop the fire from spreading.

"This is some tragic news to wakeup to this morning," says mayor Taylor Bachrach.  "We have about 50 firefighters on the scene."

Organizers of the community's centennial celebrations is now looking to make changes to its celebration plans.

"We'll do the very best we can to help people," says organizer Gladys Atrill.

Officials say no one was injured, and power is expected to be restored to the 100 or so BC Hydro customers later this morning.

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