The cause of a fire that destroyed a shop in North Delta late Monday afternoon is under investigation.
Shannon Crespin, station manager, reports that 20 of the Delta Fire Department's 30 volunteers battled the blaze at 755 1600 Road. When they arrived on scene, the shop was fully engulfed in flames. Gusting winds spread the fire to a field behind the shop, forcing firefighters to battle the blaze on two fronts. They also extinguished flames that were headed toward the house about 15 feet from the shop.
The fire destroyed a car, some furniture and other items stored in the shop, which ultimately caved in, Crespin said. The property is owned by Samuel Williams.