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Ductwork fire evacuates Tim Hortons on Bay Street (Update: to reopen at 6 a.m. )

There were no injuries, a staff member used a fire extinguisher, and as of 1:30 p.m. the Tim Hortons remains closed
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10:45 p.m. update

Mike McNally, owner of Tim Hortons at Bay Street and Brock Street reports that the restaurant will be open for business at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Original story: 5:17 p.m.

The Tim Hortons at Bay Street and Brock Street was evacuated today after firefighters responded to a 911 call.

Platoon Chief Damon Ferris said that before noon, staff at the Tim Hortons smelled smoke and saw small flames coming out of duct work.

Ferris said a store manager used a fire extinguisher on the flames and then called 911 at 11:42 a.m.

Ferris said firefighters were on scene three minutes later and by that time the building was evacuated.

At that point there was "a little bit of burning left" and firefighters took care of that with a fire extinguisher and then ventilated the building said Ferris. 

Ferris said the fire's location was in the ceiling ductwork of the employee staff room.

As of 1:30 p.m. the Tim Hortons is still closed and Algoma Public Health have been called said Ferris.

Paramedics were not called to the scene and no injuries were reported he said.



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