Thunder Bay Fire Rescue fighting major fire on West Arthur Street


THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has battled a large fire on West Arthur Street. The fire located at Premier Used Truck Parts and Monteith Heavy Equipment Rental was a three-alarm blaze.

At approximately 8:00 pm yesterday evening, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a call for a structural fire at a large heavy equipment maintenance garage on West Arthur St.

First arriving crews encountered a large garage, which was fully involved in fire, explosions were heard from inside the garage which was full of heavy equipment.

2nd and 3rd alarms were called bringing a total of 7 Pumpers, 2 Aerial devices, a water tanker and a Command vehicle, along with 30 fire fighters. Crews remained on scene overnight dousing hot spots, and Arthur St which was closed during fire fighting operations reopened at 06:00 am this morning.

There were no injuries to report, and the fire is under investigation

This is a developing story.

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