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Curling rink in Stony Plain, Alta., ravaged by massive fire

A curling rink in Stony Plain that was a fixture in the community for more than six decades was destroyed by a massive fire Wednesday night. 

The Westridge Curling Club was a fixture in the town since 1958

A curling rink in Stony Plain, Alta., that was a fixture in the community for more than six decades was destroyed by a massive fire Wednesday night. 

The fire started around 6 p.m. About two dozen firefighters from Stony Plain Fire Department and Spruce Grove Fire Services were on scene at Westridge Curling Club to battle the blaze, the Town of Stony Plain said in a news release. 

The "fire is deeply seated inside the structure and has spread rapidly across the roof" of the building at 5400 52nd St., the town said. Fire crews said the building will not be recovered.

The Westridge Curling Club is a four-sheet facility built in 1958. The club has 220 members and seven leagues, according to the town.

No injuries were reported as the building was unoccupied at the time. 

An investigation into the cause will start once the fire is contained, the release said. 

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