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Large fire erupts at business in Midland, 1 person taken to hospital

A photo of the fire near Yonge Street and Simcoe County Road 93 in Midland. Ontario Provincial Police

The Ontario Provincial Police say they are assisting the Midland Fire Service after a large explosion and fire was reported at a business on Wednesday morning.

OPP’s South Georgian Bay Detachment said they received a 911 call at 8:12 a.m. for a fire on Hamelin Lane in Midland.

The fire occurred in an area where there are several commercial businesses, police said.

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One person was taken to hospital by Simcoe County paramedics for treatment, OPP said, but they did not indicate how severe the injuries were.

A portion of Simcoe County Road 93 was closed from Yonge Street to entrances at Huronia and Mountainview malls due to the investigation and for safety.

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The roads have now reopened, OPP said.

A photo of the fire near Yonge Street and Simcoe County Road 93 in Midland. Ontario Provincial Police

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