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Major fire destroys Maid Marian's, Sherwood Drug Mart


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Fire has destroyed a Charlottetown landmark as Maid Marian's diner plus the adjoining Sherwood Drug Mart and Sherwood Smoke shop went up in flames Wednesday night.
The fire began just after 8 p.m. at Maid Marian's and slowly spread to the entire complex over the course of an hour until the roof caved in about 9 p.m.
"We were over at Chuckers and me and my cousin saw flames," said witness Colin Russell, 15. "We saw fire going up the wall and we saw people running out. They were getting all their cars away from the building.
"After that the firefighters started showing up. They took the caps off the propane tanks and then they put the water on that first."
As the fire grew, so did the firefight. The aerial ladder truck from downtown Charlottetown station one arrived to join the aerial truck from the station two in Sherwood.
Staff at the Sherwood Drug Mart were alerted when someone came in and yelled fire.
Witness said everyone escaped from the complex without injury, but ambulances arrived at the scene as the fire spread to consume the whole building.
Billowing black smoke spread across the city, attracting hundreds of onlookers.
The complex is a joint business venture between brother and sister Peter and Wendy Walker.

Fire has destroyed a Charlottetown landmark as Maid Marian's diner plus the adjoining Sherwood Drug Mart and Sherwood Smoke shop went up in flames Wednesday night.
The fire began just after 8 p.m. at Maid Marian's and slowly spread to the entire complex over the course of an hour until the roof caved in about 9 p.m.
"We were over at Chuckers and me and my cousin saw flames," said witness Colin Russell, 15. "We saw fire going up the wall and we saw people running out. They were getting all their cars away from the building.
"After that the firefighters started showing up. They took the caps off the propane tanks and then they put the water on that first."
As the fire grew, so did the firefight. The aerial ladder truck from downtown Charlottetown station one arrived to join the aerial truck from the station two in Sherwood.
Staff at the Sherwood Drug Mart were alerted when someone came in and yelled fire.
Witness said everyone escaped from the complex without injury, but ambulances arrived at the scene as the fire spread to consume the whole building.
Billowing black smoke spread across the city, attracting hundreds of onlookers.
The complex is a joint business venture between brother and sister Peter and Wendy Walker.

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