Massive fire in downtown Hope destroys 2 buildings
Twenty volunteer firefighters battle blaze for hours as fire rages out of control
A large fire in downtown Hope Saturday that started around 9:30 p.m. PT has destroyed two buildings including a family business.
Twenty volunteer firefighters fought the blaze for hours as it burned out of control destroying Canyon Carpets on Wallace Street.
Residents living in the same building upstairs from the business managed to escape unharmed.
The building housing the carpet business is entirely made of wood and the flames spread from it to a neighbouring wood building, which was also destroyed.
Some tired FF's return to the scene for cooling. 2 businesses lost. 2 others saved. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/longnight?src=hash">#longnight</a> <a href="http://t.co/xSCFPiKnU2">pic.twitter.com/xSCFPiKnU2</a>—@HopeFireDept
The fire was still smoldering Sunday morning and crews were busy putting out hot spots.
There is no word yet on its cause.