1 taken to hospital, street closed due to fire (20 photos)

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Sault Fire Services battle a blaze in the downtown core, December 1, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

Just after 6 p.m. this evening, Sault Fire Services responded to a large structure fire in the downtown core.

Firefighters arrived in the 0-100 block of Albert Street West to find a fire inside the rear of a home.

A citizen was rescued from inside the house and taken to hospital.

The fire has spread into the walls and attic space of the residence, fire crews are starting to get a handle on it.

Overtimes crews were called in and Albert Street is closed from Andrew to Gore and will be for the foreseeable future.

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