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Fire crews battle nasty tire fire (PHOTOS)

'No one is hurt, that is the main priority, and the fire department is doing a great job'

North Bay Firefighters have been battling a nasty tire fire on Cholette street near the Ontario Northland bus terminal in North Bay.  

The call came in around 7 p.m. about a fire which started inside Junior's Tirecraft which was full of tires.   

Paul Bogensberger Sr. is the owner and Dave Bogensberger is the manager.  Dave says he got the call from his brother around 7:15 p.m. that their business was on fire.  

"No one is hurt, that is the main priority, and the fire department is doing a great job," Bogensberger told BayToday.ca at the scene Friday night. 

"You can replace product but you cannot replace human life."  

Firefighters were battling the blaze from two directions but the focus was on the west side near the large garage doors where firefighters used a saw to cut through the metal door to get closer to the fire.   

Flames were visible coming out of the roof of the building.  

No word on the cause of the fire at this time. 

Police had the street blocked off from traffic and hydro crews worked to turn off the power to the building and the neighbouring homes on Cholette street.  


Chris Dawson

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