UPDATE: Smoke from the hotel fire is still billowing.
The Wetaskiwin Composite High School closed for the afternoon due to health concerns and the excessive smoke.
https://t.co/aa8tgD2bIN – Wetaskiwin Copmposite High School will be closed for the afternoon March 19, 2019. Students will be sent home due to excess smoke caused by a fire in the community. #wrps11 pic.twitter.com/oDKApQjtQI
— Wetaskiwin Schools (@wrps11) March 19, 2019
A fire has engulfed the historic Rose Country Inn in Wetaskiwin.
It’s not known the cause of the blaze early morning March 19 but Wetaskiwin Fire Services along with the Millet Fire Department are battling the smoke and the fire.
It’s believed to have occurred a few hours ago.
According to witnesses on scene there is a lot of smoke in the area and crews are still on scene. An area around the inn has been blocked from the public as billowing waves of smoke continue.
It’s believed that some of the walls have started to collapse.
More to come…