Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:55 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:55 PM ET

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National Audio 8:55 PM ET

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NAT074 - (Mba-Downtown-Fire) SOURIS, Manitoba. x-12s. A huge fire that destroyed three buildings and seriously damaged an apartment complex in downtown Brandon, Manitoba, was a unique experience for volunteer fire departments that helped city firefighters battle the blaze yesterday. Souris (SOO'-riss) Glenwood volunteer fire chief Brian Parham (PAR'-ham) -- who was back at farming the day after the fire -- says his department usually responds to crashes. ("..of a lifetime.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Parham says he was loading fertilizer into a truck on a farm 45-kilometres away when he heard about the fire, and called the regional command centre to ask if they needed help. He says he could see the smoke rising in the sky. …

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