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3-alarm blaze at Paramount Fine Foods restaurant in Mississauga

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WATCH: Paramount Fine Foods owner and CEO Mohamad Fakih spoke Sunday after a massive fire at the restaurant chain’s Erin Mills location in Mississauga, Ont., saying “the financial loss is not the most important at this time” and adding that he was glad that the staff was safe and that the community had come together. The franchise owner also spoke, describing how a customer alerted them to the fire – May 30, 2021

A three-alarm fire broke out at a Paramount Fine Foods restaurant in Mississauga Sunday evening.

The blaze was initially reported as a two-alarm fire but has since been upgraded.

Fire officials were called to the area at Erin Mills Parkway near Eglinton Avenue West just after 6 p.m.

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Emergency crews received multiple calls from witnesses about large flames coming from the roof.

“One of the passersby actually stopped and entered the restaurant to tell them they had flames coming from the roof, called 911 and evacuated the building,” Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi told Global News.

“We have notified the Ontario Fire Marshal office — this will be considered a large loss fire,” Rizzi said.

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“Most importantly, the staff and the neighbours are safe. The stores, you know, they go and come back. The financial loss is not the most important at this time,” said CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, Mohamed Fakih.

There have been no reported injuries to occupants or fire crews.

Police are at the scene and asking pedestrians and vehicles to steer clear of the area.

 

 

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