Friday, March 7, 2008

Mall Evacuated

Fire at the mall. The 101 Mall in downtown Timmins was evacuated for several hours Thursday after an electrical fire occurred in a transformer located in the basement garage level of the building. Firefighters from Timmins and Schumacher responded to the call shortly after ten oclock in the morning. Firefighters used dry-chemical extinguishers to douse the fire. Among other disruptions, provincial court was interrupted and several prisoners in the court holding cells had to be removed from the building. Hydro One was called to investigate the problem and power to the mall was out for several hours. Power was restored by mid-afternoon. ABOVE: Many of the evacuated mall workers and clients gathered in front of St. Anthony’s cathedral. BELOW: Several court workers and lawyers gathered by the Mall doors on Pine Street.

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