(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Sometime around 7:40 am a fire broke out in a northside parkade.
Firefighters with the Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue responded to the Algoma and Red River Road incident to find a vehicle engulfed in flames and smoke billowing in a parkade.
Staff of the building was asked to leave the building as fire crews worked hard to put out the fire.
The fire was put out in a timely fashion, thanks to our firefighters which city council is thinking of downsizing. Substantial damage was sustained by the vehicle, leaving it a likely write-off.
It’s not certain as of yet, but preliminary investigations are indicating that the vehicle fire may have been started due to a faulty block heater or other electrical issues with the vehicle. Arson is not yet suspected.
This is a developing story and we will follow up with more information as it becomes available.