Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Businesses Destroyed as Fire Ravages Calgary Strip Mall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Businesses Destroyed as Fire Ravages Calgary Strip Mall

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Crews fight stubborn strip mall fire

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CALGARY - Several businesses in a Calgary strip mall have been destroyed in a stubborn blaze in which two firefighters were injured.

A fire spokeswoman says the department got a call this morning from a passerby, who reported flames and smoke coming from the Stadium Shopping Centre in the city's northwest.

Carol Henke says several crews dispatched to the fire thought they had gained the upper hand, but it flared up again around noon.

Businesses destroyed include two restaurants, a seafood market and a pet store, where fire crews rescued several cats.

Two schools were evacuated because of poor air quality, and one of two students complaining of breathing problems was taken to hospital in stable condition.

One of the hurt firefighters is believed to have a broken rib and the other has a dislocated shoulder. …

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