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Blaze destroys Dauphin shopping mall

Oct. 15, 2015, Dauphin, Man. - A shopping mall has been destroyed in a massive fire in Dauphin, Man.

October 15, 2015
By The Canadian Press

No injuries have been reported in the blaze that began about 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the Dauphin Village Mall.

The fire is not considered suspicious and the cause is under investigation, but a witness told radio station CKDM that it started in a deep fryer in Corrina’s on Main, a popular restaurant in the mall.

Fire Chief Cam Abrey said the fire was able to spread quickly through the attic in part because a second roof had previously been put on the building to link two separate wings.

Heavy equipment had to be brought in to take that second roof down.

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Also in the mall was a hair salon, along with the head office and boutique for Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival.


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