THUNDER BAY = NEWS – At 01:12 Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a report of a shed on fire on south Brodie St. On arrival crews saw a fully involved garden shed at the rear of the property next to the open laneway. The pumper crew quickly established a water supply and extinguished the fire which was not jeopardizing any other structures. The garden shed sustained extensive damage along with a small portion of wood fence. This fire is under investigation for possible vandalism.
At 02:29 another fully involved fire was called into Thunder Bay Fire Rescue on south Archibald Street in close proximity to the previous fire on Brodie. Crews were met with a child’s playhouse on fire along with the neighbor’s garage. A second alarm was initiated which responded another 2 pumper trucks and an aerial ladder. All occupants in the two houses were evacuated as a precaution with no injuries reported. Numerous 45mm attack lines were utilized to knock down this fire and extinguish it quickly, limiting the damage to the out buildings with some heat damage to one of the houses. Fire damage to the playhouse and garage was extensive. Hydro was shut off for the entire block as one main pole also suffered the effects of the fire. This fire is also under investigation for possible arson.
At 03:04 while fighting the above fire another garage fire was called in by Thunder Bay Police, also on the south end of Archibald street. The pumpers arrived to find a large garage fully involved. Crews advanced a 45mm line to quickly douse the fire from the exterior then proceeded to the interior to extinguish the rest. The garage sustained heavy damage but did not affect any exposures nearby.
Due to the time frame and close proximity of these fires the Thunder Bay Fire Investigators are investigating vandalism or possible arson.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds people to secure all sheds and garages while also keeping their respective properties clear of combustibles or debris.