Rugby in the Community

*Fire Reported at Edmonton Clansmen Rugby Clubhouse – Club Reports Damage Isolated to Change Room*

[ed. glad to hear the damage was minimal. Rugby clubs across Canada will be hoping for a spring start to rugby. ]

from Edmonton Clansmen Rugby Club

Hello Clansmen. For those that are not already aware, the clubhouse experienced a fire in the basement early this morning. The damage is not extensive and is mostly isolated to the men’s change room. Fire investigators have handed off the building to us and we are now awaiting a visit from the insurance investigator which will take place this afternoon.

It looks like the fire originated from the south basement emergency exit door, likely from a cigarette being extinguished inside the lower portion of the door jamb.

Nobody was injured and aside from being a little stinky and ashy, the upstairs appears to have taken no damage.

from Global News

Fire crews were called to a blaze at a north Edmonton rugby club early Monday morning.

At around 5:18 a.m., Edmonton Fire Rescue Services received a call from an alarm company, alerting them to a smoke alarm going off at the Edmonton Clansmen Rugby Club, located in the area of 110 Street and 111 Avenue.

Six fire crews responded to the call and found a working fire, with smoke and flames coming from the basement of the building.

A spokesperson for EFRS said the fire was under control by 5:54 a.m. and extinguished by 6:25 a.m. Brittany Lewchuk said the fire was contained to the basement.

No injuries were reported. Fire investigators remained at the scene Monday morning to determine the cause and the damage estimate of the fire.

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