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A home went up in flames today after 1pm ok banning street near Cornwall.

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Several Thunder Bay Fire Rescue fire trucks responded, alongside Thunder Bay Police Service and Superior North EMS.

Police blocked a section of Banning Street off to traffic while fire crews battled the blaze.

Fire crews worked hard to extinguish the situation, and even had to cut some holes to ensure their fire suppression was sufficient.

Thermal imaging cameras were used to survey the structure for hot spots, and as of 1:53 pm, the heat was dissipating.

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There was significant fire and smoke damage according to witnesses on the scene.

It is believed that a mattress had caught on fire in a bedroom. 1 person was sent to hospital.

We have no word yet on it anyone was injured

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