Section of Northwest Calgary road closed after fire set beneath bridge

A section of 16 Avenue in northwest Calgary was closed Sunday after a fire was set underneath the bridge.

Calgary police said people were burning pallets underneath the west side of the bridge that sits above the Bow River.

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Crews were sent to examine the bridge for damage Sunday morning, causing a road closure in both directions at 16 Avenue between Sacree Trail and Home Road NW.

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Police said motorists should expect the closure to remain for most of Sunday.

Motorists were encouraged to find alternate routes.

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