Calgary Trail closed Friday for fire near Billingsgate Seafood Market

Calgary Trail was closed at 76th Avenue Friday night as crews responded to a fire next to the former Billingsgate Fish Market in south Edmonton.
Calgary Trail was closed at 76th Avenue because of a fire next to the former Billingsgate Fish Market. (Briar Stewart/CBC News)

Calgary Trail was closed at 76th Avenue Friday night as crews responded to behind the Billingsgate Seafood Market in south Edmonton.

A police officer happened to be driving past the scene when he spotted the fire.

The district fire chief said that when crews arrived there was a shed fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters found evidence that homeless people may have been living in the shed.

About 20 firefighters worked to put out the blaze before it could threaten other buildings in the nearby area.

One firefighter rolled his ankle fighting the blaze but there were no other injuries reported. There is no damage estimate at this time.