Another fire for Atlin, B.C., as historic building destroyed


Fire continues to smoulder the day after a historic hotel building in Atlin, B.C., was burnt to the ground. 

It’s the fifth fire the tiny unincorporated community has seen in the last year, including the community’s post office and general store last September. 

“We’ve had three house fires, one business and this historic building that has burnt,” said firefighter Daniyel McNeil. In her twelve years with the volunteer fire department, she said she’s never seen a year as busy as this. 

McNeil said with all the fire activity, there is definitely a need to recruit more volunteer firefighters.

Smoke billows from the site on Tuesday. (Amun Dawson)

Atlin is an isolated community in the northern part

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