Fire broke out in the Cache Creek Royal Bank on Monday night. Cache Creek Fire Dept. was assisted by Ashcroft Fire Dept. through their Mutual Aid Agreement. No one was injured.

Fire broke out in the Cache Creek Royal Bank on Monday night. Cache Creek Fire Dept. was assisted by Ashcroft Fire Dept. through their Mutual Aid Agreement. No one was injured.

Cache Creek bank damaged by fire

Smoke and water damage has closed Cache Creek's only financial institution after a small fire started in it on Monday around supper time.

The Royal Bank building in Cache Creek will be closed for the foreseeable future after a suspected electrical fire resulted in smoke, glass and water damage.

Village administrator Dan Plamondon said he was able to tour the building Tuesday morning. He said it looked as though the fire began near the lunchroom and spread to the roof, triggering the explosion of a nearby BC Hydro transformer.

Plamondon said the Village was advised to use a Kamloops branch for their banking until the Cache Creek branch is operational again. Although he wasn’t given an approximate date for this, he said he was given the impression that the local branch would be back in business as soon as the building was repaired.