UPDATED – Shoppers fire considered suspicious (photo gallery)

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Sault Fire Services were called to a business on Great Northern Road, July 7, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

UPDATE FROM SAULT POLICE SERVICES –

Around 8:50 a.m. this morning officers responded to reports of a fire at the Shoppers Drug Mart location on Great Northern Road.
Upon arrival, Sault Fire Services were on scene. Further investigation revealed the fire began on the roof and it is considered suspicious. No injuries have been reported.

Officers remain on scene as the investigation is ongoing.

 

ORIGINAL REPORT –

At approximately 8:50 a.m. this morning, Sault Fire Services was called to the centre of the city for a fire.

Upon arrival at the Shoppers Drug Mart at 44 Great Northern Road smoke could be seen coming from the roof area of the business.

SaultOnline spoke with Associate-Owner Mitch Zorzit outside the store.

“We had a vaccination clinic planned for today, if you were supposed to attend please call the store ahead of time,” said Zorzit. “I don’t know how long we will be down, I’m hoping there is no interior smoke damage and it may only be half a day, but right now we aren’t sure.”

Plenty of bystanders and employees could be seen watching fire operations which included the deployment of Pumper 4’s aerial, a rare occurrence for Sault Fire Services.

Stay with SaultOnline as we update you on this fluid situation. Fire crews remain on scene at this hour.

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