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Calgary firefighters battle blaze at wooden pallet recycling shop

Officials said the junkyard's main building was already engulfed in flame when they arrived late Monday


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CALGARY—Firefighters had to work overnight Aug. 28 to get a massive blaze at a wooden pallet recycling shop in Calgary under control.

The fire broke out late Monday evening at the business on the city’s southeast end.

Officials say the main building was engulfed in flame by the time crews got to the scene.

An air quality monitoring unit was brought in due to the lack of wind and warm temperature, but test results showed no need for concern.

Traffic in the area was rerouted for most the night while crews dealt with hot spots after the bulk of the flames had been extinguished.

Investigators are looking at the possibility a fire in a car that was in the vicinity may have spread to the pallets.

With files from CTV Calgary


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