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Fire closes Reggie's, forces apartment dwellers to evacuate (5 photos)

Fire at Reggie’s, worker injured on vessel; both incidents being investigated

Sault Fire Services were busy Sunday with a fire at a well-known downtown tavern and apartment, as well as an industrial accident on a commercial vessel.

A fire broke out on the second storey of well-known downtown tavern Reggie’s Place, located in the 400 block of Queen Street East. 

There were no injuries, but Reggie’s will be closed “for a couple of days” while the cause of the fire is investigated, said Sault Fire Services platoon chief Richard Pihlaja.

The area is still secured by Fire Services, Pihlaja said.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 6:05 p.m. 

Sault Police closed one lane to vehicular traffic in that area of Queen Street while firefighters attended.

Police opened up the area at approximately 9 p.m.

Apartment residents and patrons of the tavern were safely evacuated, with five apartment residents cared for by the Red Cross.

No one had to be taken to hospital.

Earlier, Fire Services were called to the 300 block of Base Line at 3:27 p.m. to assist in moving an injured worker off the vessel known as the Shoveller at the Algoma dock.

The worker had fallen and broken a leg.

EMS paramedics on scene requested Fire Services to use an aerial ladder truck to access the upper areas of the ship, about 60 feet up, to remove the worker.

The worker was then transported by ambulance to Sault Area Hospital.

Fire Services said they believe the incident will be investigated by the Ministry of Labour.