The Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department (FSFD) responded to a structure fire at a strip mall early Sunday morning (Aug. 14).
Residents in the area of 10404 99 Avenue say thick smoke was seen billowing out of the building as crews fought the blaze. Police reportedly informed people nearby to shelter in place and be prepared to evacuate if the situation worsened.
FSFD was able to put out the blaze using the high angle of their aerial ladder truck.
The building was destroyed, and damage seems to be contained to the affected structure. Businesses in the building include Fort Smiles Dental and Kids Fort Child & Out of School Care.
The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP say they have reason to believe the fire was intentionally set.