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City to Host Forest Fire Evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 06:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 300 people from Pikangikum First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community reported that they require immediate evacuation of their vulnerable population due to heavy smoke impacting the community and affecting public health and wellness.

The city will also serve as a transportation hub to assist with travel to other host communities across Ontario.

A pair of fires in close proximity to the community and smoke blowing...

TBFR Handles Potential Hazmat Incident at Bank of Montreal at Red River Ave/Court St.

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 09:00 AM

Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded to a report of an unknown substance found inside the banking institution just after noon time today. The incident was dispatched to Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) as a hazardous materials incident due to the unknown characteristics of the substance that was encountered by staff in the building.

Upon arrival fire crews immediately established an isolation zone around the bank building and cleared all staff away from the building keeping them in an...

TBFR Responds to Garage Fire/Fort William First Nation

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 09:00 AM

Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded to a structure fire involving a large vehicle garage near a residential home on Fort William First Nation Reserve at approximately 10:30 am today.     First arriving crews were met with heavy smoke conditions inside of a garage with heavy fire involving the rear interior of the garage and spreading quickly towards the front half of the garage.

Fire crews wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were able to stop the advancing...

Water Rescue Ends with a Successful Rescue of a Young Female and her Dog

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded at 14:51 to a High/Low Angle rescue at Centennial Park’s off leash Dog Park. During our response to this scene further information was received that a young female had entered the water to retrieve her dog both becoming stranded. They were located on a small rock outcrop with a cliff embankment behind them and fast moving water in front trapping them there.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel proceeded on foot to the reported location of the female on the...

Hazelwood Drive Vehicle Fire Sends One to Hospital

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...