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Canada Early morning fire destroys downtown Yellowknife heritage building

21:37  11 june  2018
21:37  11 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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A fire in downtown Yellowknife early Monday morning has left a heritage building destroyed . The building , on the corner of Franklin Avenue and 53 Street, went up in flames in the early hours Monday morning . Kieff Washie, who shot the video shared with CBC, said firefighters were able to extinguish.

A fire in downtown Yellowknife early Monday morning has left a heritage building destroyed . The building , on the corner of Franklin Avenue and 53 Street, went up in flames in the early hours Monday morning .

a sign over a fire: A fire in downtown Yellowknife engulfs a heritage building on the corner of 53 Street and Franklin Avenue early Monday morning. © Submitted by Joel Dragon Smith A fire in downtown Yellowknife engulfs a heritage building on the corner of 53 Street and Franklin Avenue early Monday morning.

A fire in downtown Yellowknife early Monday morning has left a heritage building destroyed.

The building, on the corner of Franklin Avenue and 53 Street, went up in flames in the early hours Monday morning. Eyewitness accounts, including a video posted to Facebook Live and shared with CBC , show the fire engulfing the building at about 1 a.m.

Firefighters battled the fire into the early morning hours. No injuries have been reported yet, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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A fire that destroyed a heritage building in downtown Yellowknife early Monday morning has been deemed "highly suspicious," according to the N.W.T.'s fire marshal. "There is no reason for a fire to ignite at that location," said Chucker Dewar. "It's a derelict building .

From top to bottom; left to right: Downtown Yellowknife , Old Town , Aurora over Yellowknife , Yellowknife Bay. The Yellowknife Fire Department handles the city's fire , ambulance, rescue Near the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Northwest Territories Legislative Building

The building was first built in 1946, according to a City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee document, and was formerly owned by prospector Chuck Vaydik.

CBC has reached out to RCMP and the City of Yellowknife for more information.

a grill on a dirt yard: The fire left the building totalled. As of Monday morning, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined. © Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC The fire left the building totalled. As of Monday morning, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

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