THUNDER BAY – Updated – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is on the scene of a house fire on Finlayson Street in the south end of the city. From early reports there are no major injuries, but details are still coming forward in this incident. Smoke billowed out from the house, but there have been no reports on how extensive the damage to the two story home will be impacted.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue on the scene
Sources tell NetNewsledger that the fire started just after 08:00AM EDT. There were four or five Thunder Bay Fire Rescue vehicles along with police on scene to respond.
This is the third fire in the area in the past week, including last Saturday’s fire at an unoccupied apartment building on Cumming Street. That fire is listed as suspicious and is under investigation. There was a fire on Minnesota Street as well this month.
At 09:00AM EST, Simpson Street is blocked off at Pruden. Travel in the residential area is likely to be a little difficult for the next few hours at the least.
The fire is pretty much out now, but there are still firetrucks and police present as of 09:40AM EDT.
UPDATE: 12:24PM EST – The road is now open. There were no injuries in the fire, the home that was engulfed in flame was empty. Thunder Bay Police were on scene.
Likely the fire will be investigated to find out the cause.
There have been several fires in the area recently. Some are under investigation.
Contact Police or Fire
Fire Chief John Hay asks any members of the public with information related to the fire on Cumming Street to contact Thunder Bay Fire Rescue or Thunder Bay Police.
For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Office of the Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Service at 625-2650.
You can also contact Crimestoppers either by phone 1-800-222-TIPS, or online on their secure site: www.tipsubmit.com
If you see suspicious activity or have information that can assist authorities you are encouraged to contact either Police, Fire Rescue or Crimestoppers.
Finlayson Street Fire – Videos shot by James Diotte
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Finlayson Street Fire February 23, 2013 by netnewsledger
Finlayson Street Fire – Video 2 – Shot by James Diotte
Fire February 23, 2013 Thunder Bay Fire Rescue on scene by netnewsledger