THUNDER BAY – UPDATE 3 – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a fire on Trillium Way overnight. Fire crews arrived on the scene to find a unit engulfed in flames.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reports that “On 15 October 2018 at 12:30 AM, the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm for a structural fire on Trillium Way. Multiple callers described smoke coming from the second story of a townhouse with a woman yelling from a second story window for help. It was reported there were multiple people in the residence. Three pumpers were initially dispatched carrying 13 firefighters. A second alarm was called for immediately bringing another two pumpers, an Aerial Ladder, and eight more firefighters. The first arriving unit was met with fire on the main floor and the woman having already jumped to the ground. She was cared for by Paramedics who eventually took her to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre where she was admitted.”
“The front door was forced and the fire attacked in the kitchen area. The crew advanced to the second floor where a search showed no other people were on the second floor. The fire was contained to the original home with no other people being displaced. Damage is considered heavy on the main floor with smoke damage throughout. The cause is unknown and under investigation”.
The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.
Thunder Bay Police have said there is a fatality caused by the fire.
The Thunder Bay Police Service is assisting the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall and the coroner in the investigation of a fatal house fire.
In a media statement, Police say “Officers were dispatched to 6 Trillium Way just after midnight on Monday, October 15th, to assist firefighters who were dealing with a structural fire.
Firefighters located a body inside the unit. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.
A woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries she had sustained while fleeing from the fire.