Part of Whitehorse motel destroyed by Monday morning fire
Firefighters moved guests, cats and dogs to safety upon arrival at the scene shortly before 8 a.m.
Whitehorse deputy fire chief Chris Green says part of the Mountain Ridge Motel and RV Park, and a recreational vehicle at the site, have been destroyed by a fire.
Back at station and have edited video: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Whitehorse?src=hash">#Whitehorse</a> and other firefighters (ie: Mount Lorne) respond at the Mountain Ridge motel and RV park. <a href="https://t.co/qEezkarQ7L">pic.twitter.com/qEezkarQ7L</a>—@YukonPhilippe
Green said around six guests plus cats and dogs were moved to safety by firefighters after they arrived at the motel on the Alaska Highway about 7:45 a.m. on Monday. He said there are no reports of injuries.
Green said firefighters with trucks from the Whitehorse, Golden Horn and Mount Lorne fire departments were at the scene pouring water on the blaze.
Two buildings appeared heavily damaged, as well as the RV, while fire crews continued to fight the blaze. A row of motel rooms visible from the highway appeared not to be damaged.
Some of the motel guests told CBC they heard a loud bang at one point in the morning.
Fire officials says it's too early to determine the cause of the fire.