June 17, 2015 - Thunder Bay Rescue is currently battling a significant fire at the former Great West Timber site. Six pumper trucks as well as two aerial ladder trucks are on site battling the blaze.

"Due to the potential for heavy smoke, we're asking people to avoid the area if possible to be cautious while Fire crews work to suppress the fire," said Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio from the scene."

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Contact: Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio, 621-7570