Minto Street Garage Fire Sends Lots of Smoke into Sky

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On 30 April 2018 at 12:00 AM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm for a garage on fire in the Minto Pl area.

Three pumpers responded carrying 13 firefighters.

The first arriving unit found a garage at the rear of a residential property, engulfed in flames, with smoke filling the sky above the structure. A second alarm was called and the fire attacked utilizing SCBA’s and hose lines. A water supply line was established from a nearby fire hydrant, that stretched across Walsh St.

The second alarm responded another 2 pumpers and an aerial ladder, carrying 9 more firefighters. The fire extinguished quickly enabling the Command officer to cancel the second alarm units, but the garage suffered heavy damage. The siding of an adjacent shed was damaged due to radiant heat.

No injuries were reported and no firefighters were injured battling the fire. The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious.