(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A massive blaze has caused numerous tips to come zipping into our newsroom here at the TRCCTB.COM compound.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to an evening fire at a south side address.
Reports of a blaze down Arthur Street at the Premier Used Truck Parts and Monteith Heavey Equipment Rental location caught the attention of passing motorists. Passerby have said that it looks like two buildings have either burned to the ground or been destroyed by fire.
At least 7 fire trucks responded to the blaze which is believed to have been noticed around 8:00 pm this evening. Aerial ladders were seen on location, spraying the fire from above. There are believed to be explosive/flammable substances in on of the buildings. Fire, ambulance and police are on scene.
Police had West Arthur Street blocked off at the overpass near the fire, due to firefighters running a hose across the highway. As of 6:00 am, the road has been reopened to traffic.
Residents and citizens are asked to avoid the area so that firefighters may work undistracted and without concern of the public becoming a nuisance.
In the video below, the camera man tells us that you can hear what sounds like explosions coming from the fire. This is in line with what we have been told that firefighters could not immediately attack the blaze due to the risk of explosives/flammable material.
Nobody was injured in the blaze according to our sources. Please continue to send in videos and photos that you have of the raging inferno.
If you have photos or videos of the blaze, please email them in to us at email@example.com or message our Facebook page named Trcctb.com.
We at TRCCTB.COM went by the property around 10:30 am this morning to check on whether the situation has sizzled out yet. To our surpise a structure appeared to be still smouldering on the property (pictured below). A firetruck was present but did not seem to be shooting water at the structure.
We are continuing to follow this story and will update you as more information becomes available.
Nobody was injured in the blaze.
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