THUNDER BAY – At approximately 10 to 10am this morning, Thunder Bay Fire/Rescue received a report of heavy smoke coming out of a 3 story residence on Regent St.
First arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames issuing from the 3rd floor of the residence.
Suppression operations knocked the fire down quickly preventing it from spreading to lower floor’s, however, they sustained heavy water damage.
The 3rd floor, reported by the owner as undergoing renovations, was extensively damaged.
Nobody was home at the time of the blaze and there are no injuries to report.
Preliminary investigation is under way. A crew remains on scene at this time to continue to monitor the building. At this time it is considered uninhabitable, with hydro and gas disconnected. Twenty-eight firefighters attended the scene. Extreme cold did not hamper fire suppression operations, however, city works were called in to address the icing issues on the sidewalks and roads in the area.
Further updates may be given if further information becomes available.