Fire Destroys AID
Automotive Industrial Distributors (AID) on Wulff Road was destroyed by a fire, which reportedly started in the warehouse section of the building late Thursday afternoon.
The blaze forced a shutdown of the immediate area and at one point came dangerously close to the nearby Shell gas station.
Police closed Wulff Road from the Marathon Road roundabout to Mackey Street and directed all traffic away from the area.
Officials said all employees were safely evacuated after the fire started shortly after 4 p.m.
One of the chief concerns for authorities as well as for residents of the area was that the fire was being fueled by flammable material in AID, a popular home and auto parts establishment that has been in the community for decades.
There was no immediate estimate of the damage and it was unclear what started the blaze.
This is the latest of several major fires that occurred in recent months. The largest fire was the one that ripped through a portion of Bay Street on February 14.