The City of Fernie is dealing with an ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena.
Fire Fire Rescue, RCMP and Emergency Crews are on scene. All homes between 9th Street and 13th Avenue and Highway 3 and 6th Ave have been evacuated. Red Apple, 7-Eleven, and Trinity Lodge are included in the evacuation.
Residents who live in the evacuated area are asked to check in with Emergency Social Services at the Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre (562 3rd Avenue).
Hazmat team from CIMCO Refrigeration is enroute to Fernie to deal with the situation at the Arena.
Streets surrounding the Arena are also closed:
• 9th Street from Highway 3 to 6th Ave
• 6th Ave from 9th Street to 11th Street
• 11th Street between Highway 3 and 6th Ave.
Highway 3 remains open to traffic.
The public is asked to avoid the area while crews deal with the situation.
It has been reported that no players or staff with the Fernie Ghostriders were in the arena at the time and everyone on the team is safe.
More details will be provided as they become available.
– From the City of Fernie