UPDATED: Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue on Site for Bethune Street Fire

Bethune Street Fire - Crews on site this morning
Bethune Street Fire - Crews on site this morning

THUNDER BAY – An overnight fire in the 200 block of Bethune Street on the city’s south side has Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews still on site this morning.

There was heavy smoke from the fire last night, and multiple units of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the blaze.

This morning there are still fire crews on site. There is no word on injuries as of yet.

Developing story.

UPDATE: from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

At approximately 23:00 on November 1, 2019, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews were called to a structural fire in the 200 block of Bethune Street.

The first arriving crews could observe the smoke from blocks away, causing a second alarm, bringing total trucks responding to be 5 Pumper trucks and one Aerial Ladder, with 22 firefighters.

Fire crews worked through the night to contain this fire to the one structure.

Efforts were hampered by the older age and construction type of the home, personal belongings affecting access, and progress of the fire when TBFR was first notified.

The fire was brought under control, the cause is unknown and under investigation. The property is being secured and held until it can be determined if the structure is safe to enter for the purpose of a fire investigation. The fire has not been determined to be suspicious in nature at this time.