ALBERTA

Edmonton firefighters fight flames, cold, in second business blaze in a week

12/28/2012 09:59 EST | Updated 02/27/2013 05:12 EST
EDMONTON - The wind chill was hovering around the -30 C mark when Edmonton firefighters battled their second blaze this week involving businesses.

The latest fire erupted Thursday night when flames broke out in a building that houses an auto service outlet and a sailboat business in the city's south end.

Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the structure when crews arrived at the scene.

No one was hurt, but more than 50 firefighters had to contend with the extreme cold and freezing water during a three-hour struggle to get the flames under control.

Eight businesses were either destroyed or damaged in a $12-million fire in north Edmonton on Christmas Day.

No one was hurt in that blaze and are investigators continue to probe the scorched wreckage. (CHED)

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