Thursday , January 21 2021

Dramatic fire rips through Clarenville hotel

Flames could be easily seen in Clarenville late Saturday night when fire destroyed the main building of the Wave Hotel and Fitness Center. (Submitted)

Fire destroyed much of the Wave Hotel and Fitness Center in Clarenville late Saturday night, in a blaze so intense that crews were still on the scene on Sunday morning.

No injuries have been reported.

Crews from the Clarenville Volunteer Fire Department were called to the hotel complex on Blackmore Avenue, about 10 p.m. Saturday.

According to sources, the fire department had also been called to the hotel on Saturday afternoon. Officials are investigating the sequence of events at the hotel.

RCMP said fire crews and police were still on the scene by 5:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Cpl. Mark Elliott told CBC that the front part of the hotel has been destroyed, but two detached annexes at the back of the building are fine.

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