Saskatoon firefighters face extra hazard at burning fireworks shop

SASKATOON — 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. Tuesday.

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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. (CJWW, CTV Saskatoon)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2019.

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