The One Love Hot Yoga building was badly damaged in a fire on August 26, 2014. That business and others in the adjoining building have yet to reopen after the fire, although one did move to an alternate location. All the businesses do plan to reopen.
Kristi McRae, owner of One Love Hot Yoga says she definitely plan to rebuild her yoga studio.
“The time line is dependent on a number of things, such as architect drawings, construction quotes, finding an available carpentry team, and insurance claims,” she said. “It could be anywhere from six to 12 months, but I am eager to rebuild and bring hot yoga back to Kimberley.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but Kimberley Fire Chief Al Collinson says it is considered suspicious.
“The Hot Yoga fire is still under investigation at this time and is considered a suspicious fire,” he said. “The fire originated outside of the Hot Yoga building between the buildings in the breeze way and consumed the Hot Yoga building roof and extended into the ceiling of the Fine & Well Health and Chiropractic business.”
The RCMP, Fire Department, BC Safety Branch Electrical and Gas Inspectors are jointly involved in the investigation, Collinson says.
You can follow updates on the reopening of One Love Hot Yoga on Facebook under the studios name or online at www.onelovehotyoga.ca
In the meantime anyone with an active membership is welcome to attend the classes at the Cranbrook studio. Kristi will be teaching there on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings throughout the fall and winter.
“I would like to thank the community for their heartfelt hugs, emails, and gifts of food and drink. I am so touched and appreciative of you all.”