UPDATED: Investigation into A.J. Walker building fire in downtown Truro ongoing

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Fire chief with the Truro Fire Service, Blois Currie, left, chats with one of the security officers on the scene of the A.J. Walker building fire Friday morning. Memebers of the fire department and the fire marshal's office were on scene for the investigation into the cause of the fire.

TRURO – Fire fighters are still on scene of the A.J. Walker building fire from Thursday afternoon, investigating into the cause of the fire.

The flames destroyed at least one third of the building, having (that portion) been torn down yesterday in order to extinguish the flames.

Blois Currie, fire chief with the Truro Fire Service, said the rest of the building did sustain some damage.

“We had a wall that saved a lot (of the building),” said Currie. “It slowed the fire down and kept the heat down too. It worked in our favour. The guys really did a bang up job keeping the fire to that end of the building.”

The portion of the building that was torn down was the Clearance Store. The closest portion of the building to that store did sustain some fire, smoke and water damage.

A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Organizations: Truro Fire Service, Clearance Store

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