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Chokio and Morris Fire Departments respond to three structure fires in a week

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CHOKIO - The Chokio and Morris Fire Departments responded to a major fire in rural Alberta on Thursday night that destroyed most of the residence.

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Chokio Fire Chief Bruce Quackenbush said the fire started after parts of the chimney ignited some material in the wall, destroying most of the first floor and part of an upstairs bedroom. The resident of the home was using the fireplace to heat the home.

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