The Castlegar Fire Department is on scene at Castleview Care Facility where smoke and a power outage has been reported. Photo: Betsy Kline

The Castlegar Fire Department is on scene at Castleview Care Facility where smoke and a power outage has been reported. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Castlegar seniors centre evacuated by reported smoke, power outage

Fire chief suspects smell was related to the power outage seen across central Castlegar at the time

A seniors facility in Castlegar was evacuated Monday afternoon after a power outage and the smell of smoke were reported at the building.

No fire was discovered Castleview Care Centre and Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio suspects the smell was related to power outage experienced in central Castlegar at the time.

Thermal imaging cameras were used to confirm there were no hot spots anywhere in the building.

Lattanzio praised the staff of the facility for expertly following their emergency protocols and speedily calling 911 and evacuating the premises.

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