Businesses evacuated after fire at Newmarket plaza

Firefighters evacuated a Tim Hortons and Metro grocery store after a truck fire on Dec. 8, 2015. Twitter/@VictorWoodhouse

TORONTO — Firefighters in York Region responded to a truck fire that caused heavy smoke and flames at a supermarket in Newmarket, Ont. Tuesday afternoon.

York Regional Police said the fire started behind the Metro located at the 404 Town Centre at 1111 Davis Dr. Tuesday afternoon.

Roofers were working in the area when the fire started and firefighters arrived after heavy smoke and flames could be seen in the area.

Emergency crews evacuated the supermarket and a nearby Tim Hortons as firefighters extinguished the blaze and ensured the propane tanks the roofers were using did not explode.

Police said traffic in the area would be delayed and all lanes on Davis Drive from Leslie Street to east of Forhan Avenue were closed as crews responded to the fire.

No injuries were reported in the fire and police were urging drivers to use caution in the area as the fire and heavy smoke could be a distraction.

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