And now come the excavators

Wednesday night’s fire downtown at the Inlander was the talk of the town for Thursday, as Rupertites looked back on the history of the now destined for destruction shell of a building that had been the focus of much of the communities attention for many years.

Through the morning the RCMP continued to block off a part of Second avenue West, diverting traffic around the fire scene allowing for an excavator to begin the process of tearing apart the damaged front portion of the building, providing the opportunity for the Fire Department to continue to put water to potential hot spots through the day.

By nightfall the road had been reopened, the fire trucks had departed and all that remained of Wednesday nights frantic activities was yellow police tape and the ghostly view of the inside of the badly damaged hotel…

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