- Our Town
Williams Lake clothing store damaged by fire Saturday
The Williams Lake clothing and novelty store Sinders and Ashes in Williams Lake received extensive damage to the back of its building when a fire started sometime early Saturday.
Around 8 a.m. the Williams Lake Fire Dept. responded to the fire located in the 100 block of Oliver Street.
"When we arrived the building was filled with smoke, but the fire was contained within the wall at the back end," said fire chief Des Webster. "It must have been burning for quite a while because the floor was completely burnt."
Store employee Jordan Prolago arrived around 9:30 a.m. to see the damage and said he closed the shop up at 6 p.m. Friday.
"I don't know what could have happened," he said as he inspected the scene from outside. "There was nothing back here by the door but garbage bags."
The store's owner is presently out of town and isn't expected back until next week.
At this time the cause of fire is unknown, Webster said.