A fire broke out at DJ Specialties store in Lower Iqaluit on the morning of May 12, and Emergency Services staff rushed to the scene around 9:30 a.m.

A total of 21 first responders attended the scene.

There were no injuries to the public or to emegency responders, according to a City of Iqaluit news release.

The Office of the Fire Marshal is conducting an investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Iqaluit Emergency Services extended its thanks to various community partners, including Public Works for providing fire trucks, Municipal Enforcement bylaw officer, the Office of the Fire Marshal and the RCMP.

DJ Specialties later in the day posted to their social media stating they are “happy to say it was controlled quickly resulting in minimal damage.”

The smoke was contained to the exterior walls and there was no damage to the storefront.

They were cleared to open the next morning by 11 a.m. by authorities, and thanked the Iqaluit Fire Department, City and various local businesses for helping them re-open quickly.

The Frobisher Inn helped supply lunch to the firefighters and dinner for staff.

“The amount of messages and calls we received with offers of help and well wishes is extremely heartwarming,” they wrote.

“We pride ourselves on being an integral part of the community and are incredibly grateful to be able to open our doors so quickly.”

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