It’s too early to say what the cause was of a fire that gutted two buildings on Simpson Street early Thursday morning.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a report of a fire on the corner of Simpson and Robertson streets around 1:50 a.m. and the first crew on scene encountered heavy smoke and flames from one building.

Platoon Chief Ed Hill said a second alarm was called bringing the total number of pumpers on scene to five plus two aerial trucks.

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