A fire in a Mississauga business forced the evacuation of nearby businesses on Thursday night.
Firefighters in Mississauga are trying to put out the fire at around 7:00 pm on Thursday night.
Fire crews at 3364 Mavis Rd for commercial property fire at a auto wreckers. Asking local to keep windows and doors closed. Roads closures in the area to support fire operations. Please stay clear of the area.
— Mississauga Fire (@MississaugaFES) September 21, 2018
The store is located on Mavis Street in the Central Parkway West area and Wolfedale Road. Witnesses report that thick black smoke emanates from the building.
No one was injured in the incident, but firefighters confirmed that nearby businesses were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
A reminder to those in the area of the fire on Wolfdale Road. Please remain in your homes as the smoke is quite thick at times. Road closures are still in effect.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) September 21, 2018
Peel Regional Police are asking area residents to avoid leaving their homes.
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