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Fire damages Cumberland Street building

No one was hurt early Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a vacant North Cumberland Street building.
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THUNDER BAY -- No one was hurt early Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a North Cumberland Street building.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue said they responded to a fire call around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, arriving to find that they would need to call for a second alarm.

The building was vacant and secure with smoke emitting from the roof and wall at the rear of the building.

Twenty-two crew members attacked the fire from two directions. They removed the exterior cladding on the rear wall and gable end and cut two trenches in the roof to gain access to the burning attic space.

A short while later the fire was declared under control.

Crews remained on scene for another hour to extinguish hidden hot spots.

The building suffered mostly water damage and fire damage to the rear wall and gable end.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue inspectors have been notified and will be looking into the cause.