Police asking public for video amid investigation of St. Catharines industrial fire

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One man killed in St. Catharines’ factory explosion
WATCH ABOVE: Officials in St. Catharines confirmed that a 30-year-old man who lived in the city was killed in a factory explosion on Thursday morning. Ahmar Khan reports. – Jan 13, 2023

Niagara police are calling on residents for help with their investigation into a fire at a hazardous waste facility that left one man dead last week.

Police have said explosions and a fire broke out shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at Ssonix Products 2010 Inc., in St. Catharines, Ont., and was extinguished later that evening.

A worker in his 30s was inside the facility when the fire broke out and he was taken to hospital with serious burns before he died.

Police are asking those who have video footage of the explosions and fire, especially in its early stages, to contact them.

The fire led to the evacuation of several homes and businesses in the area.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by Niagara police, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, the St. Catharines Fire Service, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and the Office of the Coroner.

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