THUNDER BAY – At 3:07 Thursday afternoon Thunder Bay Fire Rescue were called to a report of a structural fire in a building in the 300 block of Simpson Street. The first arriving crew reported nothing showing on arrival but after a quick inspection of the upper level determined there was a fire. A 45mm hose line was deployed into an apartment on the second floor at the rear of the building.
They quickly found and extinguished a fire on the stove in that apartment.
Damage was limited to the stove with smoke damage throughout the apartment. Water damage was minimal. Two cats were removed from the apartment and appeared to be relatively unharmed. All occupants of the apartment escaped unharmed and the rest of the upper level was evacuated due to smoke conditions.
Five pumper units, an aerial device and command vehicle attended as part of the two alarm response. There were a total of 22 fire personnel on scene.