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Tuesday April 10th, 2012

Posted at 10:00am

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A major fire at the Dollarma Store in the 6700 block of Tecumseh Road East on Easter Monday broke out around 8:30pm, shortly before many of the businesses were were set to close for the evening.

The fire appears to have begun inside the ceiling of the Dollarama, but this cannot be confirmed until the site is secure enough for an inspection to take place. Passerbyers and store employees called the Windsor Fire Department after noticing smoke and flames pouring from the roof of the structure.

Watch our video timeline of the fire.

Video 1:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7062922551[/flickrvideo]

Firefighters arrive on scene to find smoke coming from the Dollarama store.

Video 2:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7062934047[/flickrvideo]

Firefighters begin breaking windows to provide ventilation for smoke to escape.

Video 3:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/6917534568[/flickrvideo]

Heavy smoke begins to billow through the front of the store. Firefighters begin to pull back.

Video 4:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7063147667[/flickrvideo]

Fire begins to break through the front windows in the northwest corner of the store (kids toys section).

Video 5:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7063169099[/flickrvideo]

Firefighters begin to take a ‘defensive’ position to the fire and exit the building.

Video 6:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/6917099766[/flickrvideo]

Video of the rear of the building burning.

Video 7:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7063629293[/flickrvideo]

The fire has largely burned itself out as it has consumed all flammable materials.

Video 8:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/6917566346[/flickrvideo]

Video of the collapsed rear wall of the Dollarama Store.

Video 9:

[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/7063666137[/flickrvideo]

A look at the plaza after the fire was extinguished.

VIEW ALL THE VIDEOS IN FULL 1080p HERE:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/westerntragedy/sets/72157629782997489/

SEE PICTURES OF THE FIRE HERE:
http://windsorite.ca/2012/04/photos-east-end-windsor-dollarama-on-fire-part-1/

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