Busy Night for Fire Rescue as Wind Knocked Down Trees

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Aerial Ladder Unit
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Aerial Ladder Unit - Photo by James Murray ©2019

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to higher than average call volume last night due to the weather. High winds resulted in a number of trees being knocked down. Fire Rescue report that many calls were for Hydro wires down or trees on the power lines, resulting in power outages for various parts of the city.

Some residents were told to stay safely in their homes away from downed power lines until Hydro One or Synergy North could arrive on the scene to correct the damage.

Fire alarms, motor vehicle collisions, Carbon Monoxide alarms, and medical calls added to the list of responses.

Some flooding in basements was reported as well. As a result of the high volume of responses, resources were stretched thin for a time until the weather subsided.

No major injuries were reported.