Ashcroft Manor avoids flames
Despite the rumours, Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse on Highway 1 is still standing and is apparently open for business.
A fire broke out Friday night and soon engulfed some old buildings next door to the Manor.
Ashcroft fire chief Brian Henderson said the buildings had been left vacant since the sixties and once belonged to the Department of Transport.
It is unclear whether the grass fire started first and burnt the buildings, or if the buildings ignited the surrounding grasses. Either way, Henderson said they built a guard between the flames and the Manor and soon knocked the fire down.
"Cache Creek Fire, ourselves and wildfire management branch were able to knock it down quite quickly, set up a guard and save the Manor," he said.
Two trucks and six firefighters from Cache Creek Fire Department and four trucks and 12 firefighters from Ashcroft FD and two crews from Wildfire management responded to the blaze.
Ashcroft Manor & Teahouse could not be reached for comment.
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