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Fire Investigation Update – Clark Towers Fire
Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 11:12 AM
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February 2, 2018 – The Ontario Fire Marshal Investigator has completed the fire scene investigation looking into the origin and cause of the fire at Clark Towers which took place on Jan. 31. The fire has been determined to be accidental and smoking related.

The occupant of the apartment, who was admitted to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is now characterized as stable.

You may have less than a minute to escape a fire in your home. Only working smoke alarms will give you the early warning your family needs to safely escape. The Thunder Bay Fire Rescue urges you to take responsibility for the fire safety of your family: 

Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home. For added protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom according to manufacturer’s recommendations. 
Install carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every story of your home according to manufacturer’s recommendations.   
Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly by pressing the test button.  
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms wear out over time. Replace alarms according to manufacturer’s recommendations. 
Practice a home escape plan with everyone in your home so everyone knows exactly what to do if the smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sound in an emergency. 

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Contact: Paul Bureau, Captain – Fire Prevention - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-3617, cell 624-8095 or