Edmonton Fire Rescue Services say the damage done to the Second Chance thrift store is in the millions as the investigation draws to a close.
On October 8, fire crews responded to numerous 911 calls around 5:18 a.m. for large amounts of smoke and flames in the area of 77 Street and Coronet Road.
EFRS quickly upgraded the call to a fire of two alarms with additional crews to help put out the fire.
Fire guts charity thrift store in East Edmonton’s industrial area on Friday morning
The fire was under control about two hours later, and firefighters remained on site throughout the day to monitor hot spots.
Investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was caused by an electrical short inside the engine compartment of a vehicle that was parked inside the building.
Damages are estimated at $ 9 million with $ 4 million due to structural damage and the other $ 5 million due to loss of content.
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