Firefighters attend the scene on December 28.

Firefighters attend the scene on December 28.

Fire remains to be cleared

Mayor says investigators expected to complete analysis this week.

The remains of the Kootenay Cycle Works building will be removed from the Platzl as soon as possible, says Mayor Ron McRae.

The highly visible building at the corner of Spokane St. and Deer Park Avenue burned down on Friday, December 28, 2012. McRae said an insurance investigator was to be on site Wednesday.

“It is all in the hands of the insurance company now,” McRae said. “Once the investigator has had a chance to determine cause, things will move very quickly. “The City’s only involvement in this is to make sure the site remains safe. If there were any delay, we’d move very quickly, but I don’t anticipate that happening.”

McRae also reiterated the opinion of the Fire Department that this was precisely the type of situation that was in mind when the ladder truck was being considered. “There is no doubt the situation would have been far worse without the ladder truck,” McRae said.