Where there is smoke there is almost always fire. It was the exception to the rule early Tuesday night at the Continental Inn and Suites on Stony Plain Road and 166th street.
Crews working on the roof noticed smoke in the stairwell between the second and third floor just before 5:00. They called it in and soon there were 40 firefighters making ready to fight back flames. As Edmonton Fire Rescue’s Sarah Meffen tells us fire crews couldn’t find flames, and the call was quickly downgraded.
“They’ll be there for a while, and investigators are there trying to determine the cause. So thankfully fire didn’t actually start but something caused the smoke and they’re not entirely sure what yet, so that’s what investigators are there for.”
Guests in rooms affected by the smoke were relocated to fresh suites. Nobody was injured.