Creston Fire Rescue battles blaze at Trinity United Church

Web Lead

  • Sep. 22, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A Creston Fire Resuce member attacking the blaze at Trinity United Chuch.

Creston Fire Rescue crews were joined by Wynndel-Lakeview and Canyon-Lister fire departments on the scene after a fire broke out at Creston’s Trinity United Church this afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing from vents at both ends of the church hall’s gables, and a large hole was burned through the roof about feet from the front of the building.

Onlookers speculated that the fire started around 2:20 p.m.

The church and some surrounding building and businesses were evacuated, including Kootenay Employment Services, which was in direct line of much of the smoke, and the adjacent Catalpa apartments, home to about two dozen residents.

The church celebrated its 90th anniversary in Creston earlier this spring. The hall, where the fire was taking place, opened on Feb. 4, 1958, with an official dedication on May 10, 1962. In 1975, the first service was held in the chapel, which has been used as a thrift store for the past few years.

Just Posted

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce preparing for business awards gala

Be sure to check the Jan. 24 Creston Valley Advance for the first week of available ballots.

First meeting for Fire Hall Technical Building Advisory Committee

The full-day orientation will provide an overview of the previous process and seek input on opportunities to move forward.

Police get hot tip on cold case

Creston RCMP received 50 calls for assistance.

New maternity care clinic opens at hospital

The Maple Maternity Clinic expects to see approximately 50 clients per year.

Yellow Vest Rally held in Creston

“United we stand divided we fall.”

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Doug Ford says the Liberals’ carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

The Ontario premier said there are already warning signs of difficult economic times ahead

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Most Read