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UPDATE: Fire crews fighting downtown fire

UPDATE 9:43 a.m. :

A downtown fire has closed down the 100 block of Main and Oak streets.

Officials say a call to the firefighters came in around 12:30 at for the fire at 183 Main Street East.

Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders says everyone was safely evacuated from the building.

Crews are still on scene.

The City says transit terminal operations and staff have been temporarily relocated to City Hall due to the fire. Officials say Bus transfers will take place at the stop on McIntyre Street outside City Hall until further updates are provided.

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They add municipal parking lots 10 and 13 at the end of Wyld Street are presently inaccessible. Permit holders for both lots are authorized to park at any municipal lot or on-street parking spot without receiving a parking ticket.

Other businesses or services impacted include Yes Employment, which is temporarily closed for walk-ins but remains open for virtual services and The Downtown North Bay Nurse Practitioner Clinic, which will be closed for the rest of the week.


A block of the downtown is closed this morning as fire crews continue to battle a blaze.

The fire is thought to have originated in or above the Cedar Tree Lebanese Restaurant at 183 Main Street East. The first call for assistance came in just after 12:30 a.m.

Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders says everyone was safely evacuated from the building.

The 100 block of Main Street East is closed until further notice.

The City says transit terminal operations have been temporarily relocated to City Hall due to the fire. Bus transfers will occur at City Hall until further notice.

*** with files from Kevin Oschefski

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