Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services are currently on the scene of a house fire close to Algoma Steel on Queen Street West. Most of the flames appeared to be extinguished at the time the above video was taken with firefighters continuing to work on hot spots and ventilate smoke from the premise. Smoke could be seen coming from attic and soffit vents.
Although witnesses reported to SaultOnline that the cause of the blaze is believed to be electrical in nature, originating in rear of the main floor of the house, the official cause is currently under investigation.
The road is currently closed to traffic and access to and from the Algoma Steel gate should only be attempted using West Street via Albert or Cathcart Streets in order to allow emergency fire crews to work safely.