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 simultaneously attack the fire and search for trapped victims. The two building occupants were removed by fire fighters and resuscitation efforts started. One person was pronounced as deceased at the scene and the second victim was successfully resuscitated by paramedics transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
“While it is not known if properly installed, working smoke alarms were in place at the time of the fire; it is known that they save lives,” said Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio in response to this tragic fire. A properly installed, working smoke alarm will provide precious time to escape a fire.


Contact: Eric Nordlund, Division Chief, Fire Prevention and Investigation – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2650, cell 627-4528 or enordlund@thunderbay.ca