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The streets of 16 Avenue in northwest Calgary are reopening after a fire under a bridge

CALGARY – Portions of 16 Avenue in northwest Calgary that were closed on Sunday morning have since reopened, police said on social media.

In an early Sunday morning tweet broadcast around 7 a.m., police told motorists that “there are road closures in both directions between Sarcee Trail and Home Road NW due to a fire.”

The fire started under the west end of the bridge, where CTV discovered a number of items, including propane. The western end of the bridge was all blackened.

Police waited for an engineer to assess the structural integrity of the bridge before reopening it.

At around 12:30 p.m., they announced that the road closures had been cleared.

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