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Fatal Walkover St Fire under Investigation
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2018 07:30 AM
A fire investigation is underway to determine the origin and cause of a fire at 11 Walkover St, which sent one person to hospital who later passed away from injuries. The fire investigation is being conducted by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue with an investigator from the Office of the Fire Marshal.
Fire crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. They arrived to find a smoke-filled home, and upon entry, found a serious, but extinguished, fire...
Change Your Batteries When You Change Your Clocks
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 09:15 AM
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks this weekend.
“With the pending time change comes an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of testing and changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, “ said Fire Chief John Hay. “Working smoke alarms give you the early warning needed to safely escape a fire, and only a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to the presence of CO.”
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2018
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018 06:00 AM
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week starts today and runs until Nov. 7. Ontario Law requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed outside of all sleeping areas in all residences that have any of the following:
- a fuel-fired appliance;
- a fireplace, or
- an attached garage.
In condo or apartment buildings with a service room that has a fuel-fired appliance, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and outside all sleeping areas in residences above, below and beside the service room. In condo or...
Fatal Fire at Taylor Drive Under Investigation
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:30 AM
A fire investigation is underway to determine the origin and cause of a fire at 18 Taylor Drive which sent one person to hospital and resulted in the death of another. The investigation is being conducted by investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal.
Fire Crews responded to a reported fire at 18 Taylor Drive in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 29. They arrived to find a mobile home on fire with flames coming from the front half of the building. Fire fighters were able to...
Nor’wester View School Helps Kick-Off Fire Prevention Week
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 07:30 AM
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue kicked-off Fire Prevention Week at Nor’wester View Elementary School today. Students from the grade 4/5 class educated a gymnasium full of classmates, teachers and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel on general home fire safety and the importance of working smoke alarms.
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 7-13, and this year’s theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
“Working smoke alarms give you the early warning needed to safely escape a fire,”...