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Fire prompts evacuation of building in Old Strathcona

Fire prompts evacuation of building in Old Strathcona

A residential building in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood was in the process of being evacuated late Friday afternoon after reports of a fire.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News a fire was reported to them at a building near 87 Avenue and Gateway Boulevard at 5:15 p.m. They said about 24 firefighters arrived at the scene six minutes later.

The spokesperson said there was a”noticeable fire” on the sixth floor. They added that the fire was declared under control at 5:40 p.m. But there was no word on when residents would be allowed to return to the building.

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