Firefighters responded to call a Wednesday morning, at the new hospital site/ Sean


Fort St. John fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a fire at the construction site of the new Fort St. John Hospital Wednesday morning.


The fire started shortly after 8:00 a.m. near a loading dock at the new facility. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the Fire department believes the fire may have started near a portable welding unit.

Fire Chief Fred Burrows says it was a large volume fire and the smoke was visible all over Fort St. John. Most of the damage is to the exterior of the building.

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One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Construction crews are now working to clear smoke from the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.