Fire guts charity thrift store in East Edmonton’s industrial area Friday morning – Edmonton | The Canadian News

Several bays of a commercial building in an industrial area on Edmonton’s east side were consumed by fire early Friday, destroying a charity and its thrift store.

Firefighters were dispatched at 5:18 a.m. to the Second Chance Thrift Shop at 77 Street and Coronet Road and arrived at the scene six minutes later.

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Heavy smoke and flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building near the main intersection of 75 Street and Argyll Road.

The flames quickly spread from the thrift store to the Emmanuel Foundation, a non-profit organization next door.

Edmonton firefighters fighting a fire at a thrift store and nonprofit organization near 77 Street and Coronet Road on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

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Charity exists to serve the poor in a tangible way, according to your website, by shipping containers of goods to developing countries, building playgrounds, preparing ready-to-cook food kits, and raising funds for all of those efforts through thrift store sales. .

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Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said the fire was upgraded to a two-alarm state, with nine fire suppression units responding to the Davies industrial area.

No one was inside the buildings and no one needed to be evacuated, the city said.

Just before 7 a.m., the fire was still burning.

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