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Fire destroys tire and auto repair shop in Birtle

05.03.2019 13:01
By: Frank McGwire

Detachments from several areas join firefighting efforts


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Fire fighters from three detachments were called into extinguish a blaze at the tire and auto repair shop in Birtle, Manitoba.

The fire was called in around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Birtle Fire Chief Nick Young says with some uncertainty about the number of tires in the building, nearby homes and offices were asked to evacuate due to the dark smoke.

The fire was extinguished during the noon hour. 

The fire Commissioner's office is investigating the cause.