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Saskatoon firefighters face extra hazard at burning fireworks shop


SASKATOON (CP) — Firefighters had to deal with heavy smoke, zero visibility and exploding fireworks during a struggle to get a blaze under control in Saskatoon.

Smoke was billowing from the roof and front of a burning fireworks store when emergency crews arrived at the scene on the city’s east side around 9 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The building’s gas and power were disconnected and streets around the area were blocked off.

Neighbouring buildings were evacuated as a precaution, but no one was hurt.

Crews backed up by multiple trucks needed more than two hours to beat down the flames.

There was no immediate damage estimate.

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