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Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:00 AM
Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded to a report of a “loader on fire” on Hazelwood Dr.
A large plume of smoke could be seen by responding crews from several miles away. The first due pumper officer requested additional pumper units to respond also.
Upon arrival initial fire crews encountered the engine compartment of a loader excavator involved with flame and heavy black smoke. The vehicle fire did not threaten adjacent buildings however there were other vehicles...
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue responded at 11:40 to a Tamarack Place home this morning, Fire had started in garbage piled beside home. Wall and siding was damaged. Occupants were safely evacuated.
The quick response of the Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue service was able to keep the fire from penetrating the wall and therefore no damage to interior of home was sustained.
3 Pumper trucks were initially dispatched; another 2 Pumpers and 1 aerial Ladder were requested to respond by Trucks first responding...
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 AM
At 16:33 on Saturday April 20, 2019. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a call for a High Angle Rope Rescue on Mt. McKay. Two hikers had become stranded. 4 pumpers, a Technical rescue Technician, Technical rescue trailer, and a Kubota all-terrain vehicle, plus the Platoon Chief Attended the scene. After a 1.5 hour search, the two hikers, a 19 year old male and a 24 year old female, were found and rescued from the mountain. The rescue was hampered by the snow conditions on the mountain as well as the...
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:45 AM
On the afternoon of Monday, April 15, in response to a 911 call, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at a residence in the 200 block of Banning Street.
Soon after leaving the fire station, the responding District-Chief observed heavy black smoke in the area, and called for a second alarm. On arrival, firefighters discovered a car completely enveloped with fire. The flames were extending to a garage directly behind the car, which was beginning to burn. The fire also threatened a...
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to multiple structural fires last week and after investigating, determined that two were caused by candles.
“We’re very concerned about the latest string of fires caused by candles,” said Fire Chief John Hay. “These fires were totally preventable. Instead of candles, we recommend choosing CSA-approved battery-powered candles.”
This incident prompted Thunder Bay Fire Rescue to remind residents that residents need to do everything they can to prevent fires from starting.