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City Resident Found Guilty Of Illegal Outdoor Burning

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 04:45 AM

A Summerhill Drive resident was found guilty of illegal outdoor burning earlier this month in Provincial Offences Court and was fined $360. The charge stems from a June 2018 incident.

“Any outside burning within the City of Thunder Bay requires an annual permit,” said Division Chief Eric Nordland. “Permit rules and regulations are strictly enforced.”

For more information or to apply or renew an outdoor burning permit, residents are encouraged to visit


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Landlord Ticketed For Smoke Alarm Violation

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 07:45 AM

A McBain Street landlord has been ticketed for failing to maintain a smoke alarm in operating condition. The ticket carries a fine of $360. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence shortly after 4 am on January 13. The fire was confined to the kitchen of the home and was quickly extinguished. The resident was woken by a barking dog and safely exited the home and called 911. During the fire investigation, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue investigators discovered there was...

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Cold Water and Ice Warning

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 04:15 AM

With the winter weather now upon us, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is encouraging parents, guardians and teachers to speak to their children about the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water and the risk of injury or death associated with exposure to freezing cold water.

Ice conditions throughout the winter should always be considered dangerous, but they are especially dangerous early in the season as thick ice has not yet formed. River banks and icy shorelines should also be avoided, as they...

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Fire Chief Concerned Over Recent Fire Deaths

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 04:30 AM

In less than a three-week period, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue had four fire deaths as a result of three separate fire incidents. The first death occurred on October 15 in a fire at a town house on Trillium Way, the second and third death resulted from a mobile home fire on October 28 on Taylor Drive, and the most recent fire death occurred in a house fire on November 3 on Walkover St. The four recent fire deaths are the first since 2012 for the City of Thunder Bay. In response to these tragic fire deaths,...

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Ticket Issued to Business for Not Maintaining Extinguisher Maintenance Records

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 05:15 AM

A Fort William Road business was issued a ticket from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue this week for failing to maintain extinguisher maintenance records. The ticket carried a fine of $235 stemming from a business license inspection done by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Businesses are responsible for keeping maintenance records for each portable fire extinguisher they have.

“Other fire code violations were noted at this business, and inspection orders were issued to correct them,” said Division Chief of Fire Prevention...