Monday, February 13, 2017

Brocket gas station destroyed by fire (updated)

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Toni Lucas - The gas station on Highway 3 at Brocket burned down early Saturday morning February 11. According to RCMP Piikani Nation Detachment Commander Ray Starzynski the fire was reported at approximately 2:00 am. Piikani Nation Fire Department and Piikani Nation RCMP responded. There were no injuries, but the structure was almost completely destroyed.

The gas station, a wooden building, was not open for business to the public for a number of years. Although the building was vacant it contained items appropriate to a service station including oil and other flammables.

According to Starzynski, the fire started inside of the building and the investigation into the cause of it is still ongoing. "Because it was a gas station, basically there were accelerants everywhere. There were oil containers, all sorts of stuff throughout the entire building."

If anyone has any information on this incident or any other please contact the Piikani RCMP at 403-965-2001 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at  Crimestoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

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