A large fire broke out in the Edmonton river valley near the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on Thursday (Apr. 27) evening.
According to Corey Cremer, the acting fire chief on the scene, crews responded to the fire just after 9 p.m. and were able to get it under control in just over an hour.
Videos posted online show flames rising up the hillside in front of the hotel.
The majority of the damage was done to the Courtyard by Marriott's patio. No injuries were reported.
The Hotel Macdonald was untouched during the incident, with only the hotel's alarms going off due to smoke from the nearby fire.
An investigation into the fire is underway.
Oh no. Hopefully everyone is okay. I’ve been told that Fairmont has evacuated their guests and staff. #yeg #yegfire pic.twitter.com/BFL4pyKgoO— Ghazal (@ghazallotfii) April 28, 2023