Video provided by Michael P. Babcock
Saultonline.com has obtained exclusive video footage of the explosion early Saturday morning in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
The video, shot by a witness shows a group of people running to the scene of the fire from a near by downtown bar. As the person with the camera gets to the scene, the explosion occurs. Propane tanks located behind the building exploded. The explosion and fire left 7 occupants of the apartment building homeless and one firefighter injured.
The video is shown as raw footage. WARNING: The video contains language that may offend some people, viewer discretion is advised
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service along with the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office and Sault Fire Services are continuing to investigate the fire on Tower Street that occurred in the early morning hours of August 1st.
Residents from the building have been relocated with the assistance of the Canadian Red Cross or family members.
Officers from Investigation Services are continuing to speak to witnesses.
If you were in the area around the time of the fire and have not spoken to officers please contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 705 949 6300.
No further details are available at this time pending the ongoing investigation.