UPDATE, Tues., Sept. 12, 11:30am
As many as three people have been displaced by the fire.
City police say flames spread from the garage where the fire is believed to have started, to the two closest houses.
Neighbours report hearing several loud pops and then a louder explosion right before the flames.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is helping police and the Timmins Fire Department with the investigation.
Mon., Sept. 11, 11:15pm
Firefighters from the stations in Timmins and Schumacher have two trucks on the scene of a blaze on Floral Ave. Fire Chief Berny Stansa says it’s in a residential garage. It’s too early in the incident to have any more details.
Neighbours report hearing a loud explosion shortly before 11:00pm.
Floral Ave. connects MacLean Dr. and Rea St. N., one block north of Vimy Ave.
My Timmins Now Dot Com and Country 93.1 News will have more details as they are available.