Read the latest news from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.
Mt McKay Rescue
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...
Structural Fire on Banning Street
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...
Multiple Fires Caused by Candles Last Week
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.
Public Reminded to Stay Off the Ice
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 10:45 AM
With warmer weather in the forecast, Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to be extra careful around bodies of water and rivers, as Fire crews have responded to both people and pets on the ice in the last week.
“Walking on the ice in the Thunder Bay harbour is not permitted,” said Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio. “In fact, walking on any body of water or river is not recommended at this time of year.”
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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 www.thunderbay.ca/fire
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