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Caught on video: Watch blowtorch shoot from commercial building fire

Brief video, above, shows top floor flashing and a blowtorch shooting out one side of the building during a fire yesterday (Wednesday) in Nanaimo, BC.

Michael D. Reid, Times-Colonist:

A Nanaimo Fire Rescue spokesman said crews started battling the “active major structure fire” at a building that houses numerous businesses at Commercial Street and Terminal Avenue about 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses reported seeing thick, black smoke billowing from the two-storey building, with the night sky taking on an orange glow. The building, at 10 Commercial St., is believed to be about 100 years old.

CBC News:

Karen Lindsay, emergency program manager for the City of Nanaimo, says fire crews arrived to the building at 10 Commercial Street around 6:30 p.m. to find dark smoke and flames coming from inside.

“They couldn’t find where it originated from,” said Lindsay. 

“It [the fire] kept moving throughout the building, which made it challenging. This is a very old building block.”

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