Structural Fire on John Street Under Investigation

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a fire on a John Street home overnight.

The first arriving unit reported heavy smoke and flame showing from the front of the home.  A second alarm was initiated, with two more pumpers and an aerial ladder responding bring a total of 5 Pumpers and a ladder truck.

The initial unit on the scene called for an aggressive transitional attack with entry being made through a door at the front of the structure.  Heavy smoke and fire were encountered upon entry.

The fire crew quickly knocked down the fire that was held to the second floor area of the home.

Other responding crews on scene established a water supply, backed up the interior crew, and did a primary search the structure with an all cleared being declared.

The tenants of the Home were examined by paramedics as a precaution and later released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

TBFR reminds you a working smoke detector can save lives, just as this home may have.