The Record – still here 20 years after ­devastating fire

By Sharon Mccully
The Record – still here 20 years after ­devastating fire
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It was one of those bone-chilling nights that Environment Canada issues extreme weather forecasts about. But the biting cold didn’t deter Record staff from huddling around the huge blaze as they watched The Record building go up in smoke.
The call came just before midnight Jan. 2, 1999. “The Record is on fire!”
I was there within 10 minutes but already a large number of Record staffers were at the scene watching flames on the Delorme Street building shoot into the sky. Among them was then-publisher Randy Kinnear who managed to grab a few files and a computer before the building exploded in flames. See full story in the Monday, Jan. 7 edition of The Record.

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