Hwy 43 Closed Near Smiths Falls as Rideau Market Place on Fire – NOV 6, 2016

Hwy 43 Closed Near Smiths Falls as Rideau Market Place on Fire – NOV 6, 2016

COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, HWY 43 CLOSED.
(Drummond North Elmsley Township, ON) – General Patrol Officers and Detectives from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), supported by the Forensic Identification Unit are actively investigating a fire at a flea market on Highway 43 in Drummond North Elmsley west of the town of Smiths Falls.

Fire Services and OPP were called to the scene at 5:09am on Sunday, November 6 2016.

Highway 43 is closed between Cornelia Street to the east and Glenview Road to the west, until further notice. Diversions are in place but road users are advised to consider alternative routes.

The Ontario Fire Marshall will be attending the scene.

The store’s facebook page reports that the store is done.

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UPDATE 2:11 PM

 COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, HWY 43 CLOSED.
(Drummond North Elmsley Township, ON) – General Patrol Officers and Detectives from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), supported by the Forensic Identification Unit are continue to investigate a fire at Rideau Valley Marketplace and Liquidation Outlet, a flea market  on Highway 43 in Drummond North Elmsley west of the town of Smiths Falls.

Fire Services and OPP were called to the scene at 5:09am on Sunday, November 6 2016.

Highway 43 continues to be closed between Cornelia Street to the east and Glenview Road to the west, until further notice. Diversions are in place but road users are advised to consider alternative routes.

The Ontario Fire Marshall will be attending the scene.

Update 6:32 PM

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release LANARK COUNTY *UPDATE* COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, HWY 43 NOW OPEN. 2016-11-06

FROM/DE: Lanark County Detachment.                         DATE:  November 06, 2016

COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE, HWY 43 NOW OPEN.
(Drummond North Elmsley Township, ON) – General Patrol Officers and Detectives from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), supported by the Forensic Identification Unit continue to investigate a fire at Rideau Valley Marketplace and Liquidation Outlet, a flea market  on Highway 43 in Drummond North Elmsley west of the town of Smiths Falls.

Highway 43 was closed for approximately 8 hours while fire services put the fire out. The Highway is now open to traffic.

The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called to the scene.

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