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Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press A massive fireball goes up from a blaze at Speedway International, northeast of Archibald Street and Marion Street in St. Boniface.
Christine Morin / The Canadian Press A fireball shoots up from Speedway International
Sylvia Froese / Submitted Photo Fire officials estimated there was upwards of 400,000 litres of explosive chemicals on site, including methanol and diesel fuel.
Glenn Schmidt / Submitted Photo Two railcars adjacent to the building each contained 100,000 litres of fuel -- one with biodiesel and one with methanol -- raising concerns about further explosions.
Diane Hammerling / Submitted Photo After the explosion, about 55 firefighters went into "defensive mode" and established a perimeter to close off access to the blaze and keep any curious onlookers from getting too close.
Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press Files Onlookers watch from a safe distance as the fire burns at the methanol fuel plant.
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press The Speedway International fire as seen from Osborne Village.
Andrea Stutski / Submitted photo Smoke billows from the scene.
Luc Labelle / Submitted photo The fire is seen from across the Red River, behind the St. Boniface Cathedral.
Smoke from the fire was visible across the city.
Luc Labelle / Submitted photo Smoke from the fire is seen from the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge over the Red River.
Doug Cross / Submitted photo Smoke from the fire is seen from a balcony on Osborne Street.
Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press Onlookers watch from a distance as a fire burns.
Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press Onlookers watch the fire from a distance.
The fire seen from Osborne Village.
Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press The fire in the St. Boniface-area industrial park is seen as night begins to fall.
Bill Rademaker / Submitted photo Smoke from the fire is seen at sunset from the Lagimodiere bridge.
Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press The fire in the St. Boniface-area industrial park is seen after dark.
Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press
Kevin Wolk / Submitted photo The fire seen from Westview Park.
Diane Hammerling / Submitted Photo Firefighters continue battling the blaze after dark.
Kevin Wolk / Submitted photo The fire as seen from Westview Park
KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Files Winnipeg fire investigators at the scene of the blaze that destroyed Speedway International in October 2012.
KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Wpg Fire investigators are on scene checking out 4 tanker rail cars and a tanker truck at the scene of last evenings fire. Fire aftermath from a large fire that destroyed Speedway International at Nicholas Ave near Marion St. KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / OCT. 2 2012
KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Wpg Fire investigators are on scene checking out 4 tanker rail cars and a tanker truck at the scene of last evenings fire. Fire aftermath from a large fire that destroyed Speedway International at Nicholas Ave near Marion St. KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / OCT. 2 2012
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