A small utility room fire at the Ponoka Tim Hortons required attendance of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department.
Early Wednesday morning at about 2:30 a.m. the fire department was called to the Tim Hortons after staff smelled burning from the electrical/utility room. The restaurant was closed for about an hour while crews investigated the cause.
Ponoka County regional Fire Chief Dennis Jones said the fire appeared to extinguish on its own, but crews investigated to ensure it did not extend into the ceiling.
Tim Hortons was closed for a short time but staff were able to resume businesses shortly after.
Both the Tim Hortons and Wendy’s staff were able to continue business and customers were able to make their orders.
It was unclear Wednesday morning the exact cause of the small fire as it is still under investigation.