Two fires in Dawson Creek on Wednesday

Photo:  This trailer was destroyed by a fire Thursday morning in Dawson Creek – Submitted by Todd Sexton

Two separate fires caused an estimated 170 thousand dollars worth of damage to two buildings in Dawson Creek on Wednesday.

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning, a storage shed behind a plumbing shop was destroyed by a fire.

Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon "Shorty" Smith says the fire remains under investigation. He also estimates the damage to be around 70 thousand dollars.

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Meanwhile, a trailer at the Mile 0 Trailer Park was also completely destroyed by a separate blaze at around 6:30 Wednesday morning.

Smith says the estimated damage to the trailer is roughly 100 thousand dollars. A male was at home at the time of the fire, but he escaped with only minor injuries.

The cause of that fire is unknown, and remains under investigation.