No one was injured during a structure fire in downtown Castlegar this afternoon, according to Fire Chief Gerry Rempel.
Rempel said the call came in at about 2:40 p.m., to attend a fire in single-family home in the 300 Block of 6 Avenue.
“We put it out quite quickly, but there’s substantial smoke damage,” Rempel said, adding the house was empty but for two cats at the time. It was a relative popping by who smelled smoke and alerted the fire department.
“The two cats are fine,” Rempel added.