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Catching Fire

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At 2:23 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 11) the Swan River Fire Department (SRFD), Swan River RCMP and Prairie Mountain Health EMS were paged out to a confirmed structure fire at Star City Cinema. Due to the fact that a commercial property was involved, Minitonas Fire was called for support. “Upon arrival it was determined that the fire was located between the walls on the north east corner of the structure,” said SRFD Fire Chief Darren Fedorchuk. “Crews immediately began to expose the outer walls and begin suppression.” At approximately 4:40 p.m. crews declared the fire extinguished and returned to station. The majority of the damage was sustained to the exterior of the structure but the business is expected to re-open in time for Friday evening’s showings. The cause of the fire was not determined at press time.