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Smoke from fire dominated Pickering skyline [video]

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) were called in yesterday to assist Pickering Fire with traffic control after a fire broke out in the city.

A huge column of black smoke dominated the city skyline for a while before dissipating. Luckily, no one was injured.

City officials announced the afternoon fire to the public assuring that Pickering Fire is on scene at a storage trailer facility on Squires Beach Road.

“The fire is contained and there is no immediate threat to residents or nearby businesses,” said a city tweet.

It said the cause of the fire is unknown and is pending an investigation.

It asked residents and visitors to avoid the surrounding area as traffic routes became congested.

Pickering Fire at the scene
Pickering Fire at the scene

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