Fire destroys only bar in Lafleche, Sask.

Fire has destroyed the only bar in Lafleche, Sask.
The Flying Goose in Lafleche was engulfed in flames Tuesday night. (Courtesy Evelyn L'Heureux)

Fire has destroyed the only bar in Lafleche, Sask.

The Flying Goose Inn caught fire around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire crews were called in from several neighbouring communities.

Evelyn L'Heureux, who owns the bar with her husband Larry, said when she showed up after getting a call about the fire, there was smoke but it didn't look too serious. 

"The Lafleche fire department was there, and then as it progressed, Larry decided that we should call in the Kincaid fire department and Gravelbourg," she said. "Basically after that, it burned."

The hotel included a tavern and restaurant. A more recently built motel close to the three-storey building was not destroyed.

Officials haven't said what might have caused the fire.

Lafleche, a town of about 370 residents, is 135 kilometres southwest of Moose Jaw.

Fire crews from several communities were called in to fight the blaze and stop it from spreading. (Courtesy Evelyn L'Heureux)
The blaze turned the bar into a smoking pile of rubble. (Courtesy Evelyn L'Heureux)
The Flying Goose Inn on Main Street was a landmark in Lafleche, a town of about 370 southwest of Moose Jaw. (Google Street View)