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Fire takes Thompson pharmacy

The loss of the large pharmacy is a big loss for Thompson.
Thursday morning, March 9, Thompson Shoppers Drug Mart is in flames as fire crews battle the blaze.

The Shoppers Drug Mart on Selkirk Avenue in Thompson, Manitoba has been destroyed by an overnight fire.

Initially, firefighters responded to a call to the business at about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, March. 9. However, by around 5 a.m. the fire had come back to life.

According to an eyewitness, firefighters worked throughout the morning to quench the blaze and prevent damage to nearby businesses in a strip mall, but the fire appears to have damaged the Royal Bank next door.

This was not Thompson’s only pharmacy, but it was the largest. There are two smaller pharmacy stores within the northern city. At this time police do not suspect arson.

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