2013-02-17 at 11:27
Firefighters investigating morning blaze
Fire and Rescue officials investigate the cause of a fire on Cumming Street on Feb. 17, 2013.
THUNDER BAY -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a massive fire that gutted a vacant Cumming Street building.
Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue responded to a call about a fire at 145 Cumming Street near the corner of McKenzie Street around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Fire and Rescue officials say when they arrived flames were visible from the ground floor of the two-storey building to the roof line of the northeast corner. Firefighters attacked the fire but officials say the situation quickly deteriorated with the entire building soon becoming fully engulfed.
It’s believed that the building was vacant as it had plywood covering the windows and entrances.
By 11 a.m. fire trucks were still spraying the building with water. The building itself was covered in ice.
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Thunder Bay Police Service officers were also at the scene and blocked off both entrances to Cumming Street from Memorial Avenue and Simpson Street.
The investigation is ongoing.
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