Saturday, 17 October 2015

Massive Fire on Jasper Avenue and 114 street destroys century-old building

Part of this video was broadcast on CBC News on October 17, 2015 (starts at 2:39)

 Abridged Version

Full video.

Edmonton lost a piece of its heritage this weekend, as the historic Leamington Mansion Apartments went up in flames around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Fire hoses spread out across several city blocks as over 50 firefighters were on scene to battle the blazing building which had stood for over a century and was undergoing renovations.

Buildings nearby were evacuated and a SUV was overtaken by the flames.

Luckily, there were no tenants occupying the building at the time and no one has been reported injured.

Shot by Eric Bowling on a HTC Amaze 4g.