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Fire destroys general store in Edam, Sask.

The village of Edam, Sask., has lost a key business — its general store — to a fire.

Fire crews able to save surrounding buildings in town of 450 people

Fire destroyed the general store in Edam, Sask., on Dec. 14. (Danielle Troesch)

The village of Edam, Sask., has lost a key business — its general store — to a fire.

"It's the only store we have in town. It's been there forever," said Danielle Troesch, who lives outside the community and said the flames could be seen from her driveway.

Fire crews were able to save the nearby buildings. (Danielle Troesch)

The fire happened at about 3:15 a.m. CST Wednesday in the small community located about 60 kilometres northwest of North Battleford, Sask.

Turtleford RCMP said the Edam Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the one building.
Police say the cause of the blaze is under investigation. (Danielle Troesch)

"The building next to it they were able to save, although there may be some water in the basement," Troesch said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Here's what the Edam General Store looked like before it was destroyed by fire on Dec. 14. (Google Street View)