A vehicle fire is being blamed for a fire at a commercial building in Peterborough on Saturday night.
Just before midnight, Peterborough Fire Services responded to reports of smoke billowing from a building on The Kingsway near Erskine Avenue.
Smoke was found billowing from the rear of the building, requiring firefighters to access a garage door to battle the fire.
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According to platoon chief Don Broersma, a sprinkler system in the building had been active and firefighters were met with heavy smoke when they accessed the building.
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“The activated sprinkler kept the fire contained to one vehicle,” he said.
Firefighters closed a section of Erskine Avenue as they ran a hose line to a nearby hydrant. Broersma said firefighters quickly extinguished the vehicle fire.
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Damage is estimated at $80,000 and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.