Fire crews battle large fire at Steinbach building supply store

Firefighters battled a large fire at a building supply store in Steinbach, Man., on Saturday evening.

Steinbach firefighters were called to fire alarms sounding at a commercial building on Provincial Trunk Highway #12 North at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a Facebook post from the fire department.

“When we arrived, smoke was billowing from the front of the building,” said Kelvin Toews, the chief of the Steinbach Fire Department. 

Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba’s education minister and a Steinbach resident, tweeted that the “very large fire” was at McMunn and Yates Building Supplies, adding there was a “huge firefighter presence.”

Crews from the nearby communities of New Bothwell, Kleefeld and Blumenort were called to assist, Toews said.

Firefighters could be seen using an aerial ladder to fight the fire from above.

Toews said no one was hurt in the fire, and the Office of the Fire Commisioner is investigating the cause.

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