THUNDER BAY – 12:00EDT – Updated – A fire in Block G of the Limbrick Housing complex has resulted in the death of one individual. Three individuals were taken to hospital Monday night as a result of the fire. A man taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has died as a result of injuries suffered during the fire.
The identity of the deceased individual has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
The fire caused extensive damage to the unit, as well as smoke damage to adjoining units.
Reports of a fire in the Northwood neighbourhood came into NNL tonight. The Fire Department has been onsite for just over half an hour as of 2030PMEDT. At 20:33, the fire safety officer has called for the evacuation of the building due to the conditions.
The fire was in the ‘G’ Block of the Limbrick complex in Northwood.
Reports from witnesses in the neighbourhood are reporting there could be serious injuries from the fire.
At 21:00EDT some of the crews have been dispatched from the scene.
One person has been taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by ambulance.
Firefighters have been on the roof of one of the apartment units to cut through the roof. They report there is no fire in one of the units.
Firefighters have completed secondary searches of the ajoining apartments and report they are ‘all clear’.
Limbrick is the addresses reported to be on fire. Fire Investigators are on the scene.
Witnesses are reporting to NNL that there appears to have been some kind of explosion, but nothing is confirmed yet.
One report, also unconfirmed has “eight fire trucks and ambulances left the scene with police escorts”.
Fire Department has decided to open the roof of the building which has reportedly been engulfed in flames.
Union Gas has crews dispatched to the scene.
There have been no injuries reported yet. At 20:56 the ambulances which were on stand-by have been authorised to leave the scene.
Police and Fire officials are asking that the public avoid the area so they have room to work.
Police and fire crews are working together to make sure people do not re-enter the building.
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