Fires damage downtown supperclub, New Sudbury home

Two buildings in Sudbury — one a downtown business and the other a home on Notre Dame Avenue — are damaged following two separate fires overnight.

Respect is Burning sustains $500,000 in damage, home suffers $80,000 in damage

The Respect is Burning Supperclub sustained $500,000 in damage following a fire early Thursday morning. (Megan Thomas/CBC)

Two buildings in Sudbury — one a downtown business and the other a home on Notre Dame Avenue — are damaged following two separate fires overnight.

Fire crews were called to Respect is Burning Supperclub on Durham Street at 2:17 a.m.

Public safety officer Mitch Theriault said no one was in the building at the time, but he said the building did sustain about $500,000 in damage.

The fire is not considered suspicious in nature, he said.

“The cause of the fire looks to be potentially associated with some electrical or some heating systems that were in place,” he explained.

Theriault said the fire damage was moderate, and the smoke damage was severe.

Business association Downtown Sudbury reported the building has been undergoing renovations.

Second call a short time later

About 10 minutes after the first call, Theriault said another call came in.

“As we were responding to that call on Durham Street, we also received a report about a fire on Notre Dame Avenue,” he said. “One of our trucks had [to be] re-routed and responded there.”

Theriault said the person inside the home was taken to hospital. Crews reported they believe the cause of that fire was cooking-related.

“I just want to remind people to be safe while they’re cooking,” Theriault said. “Stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on whatever they are cooking.”

The Ontario Fire Marshalls office is assisting with that investigation, which is standard when someone is injured in a fire.

The house sustained $80,000 in damage.

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