Mayor Reacts To Massive Downtown Fire


Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services continue to contain the fire that has been burning in the 200 block of Queen Street East.

All citizens are asked to avoid the area until the fire has been brought under control. Emergency response units are on the scene and in the process of dealing with the incident.

Transit routes in this area have been redirected. Please contact City Transit at 705-759-5438 for additional information.

Anyone impacted by the fire are asked to assemble in the GFL Memorial Gardens lobby where staff and the Red Cross are on scene to assist.

Queen Street Fire
Photo Credit: Peter Bruijns

“For anyone displaced by the fire and in need of a warm place to go, the GFL Gardens is open and the City welcomes you to head there,” said Mayor Christian Provenzano.

“I also want to recognize our first responders and City staff, who have been hard at work for a number of hours. It is important to recognize the efforts of the people who work incredibly hard in service of our community because it can be easy to take for granted that help in often the most challenging of circumstances will be there when we need it.”

The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks residents for their patience and understanding during this time. More details will be provided as they become available.

Meanwhile, the office of Dr. Patience Simpson will be closed until further notice due to the fire today. If you have a dental emergency please contact 705-949-3922.  If you need to contact someone regarding this information you can contact Karen Mortimore office manager at 705-256-0538 or Dr Patience Simpson at 705-255-1872.