Banning Street Fire Sees Heavy Damage to Home

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded quickly and put out the fire.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

THUNDER BAY – At 9:00 pm Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service were called to a residential structure on Banning St for smoke coming from the structure.

Platoon Chief Shawn Merrifield reports that three pumpers containing 13 firefighters were dispatched. The first arriving crew encountered fire coming out the main front window, which had caught the vinyl siding on fire. A second alarm was initiated which brought another two pumpers and an Aerial Ladder, carrying another nine fire fighters. 

An attack line was used to knock down the fire from the exterior of the building, followed by an interior attack which brought the fire under control.

Family Pets Perish in Fire

All occupants of the structure had self-evacuated but unfortunately, three pet dogs were discovered. An attempt to resuscitate the animals was undertaken which was unsuccessful. Damage to the structure is heavy as the main floor living room was gutted with fire extension into the basement area directly underneath the fire room. Smoke and water damage was throughout.

The fire scene remains under the control of Thunder Bay Fire Investigation Officers who will be continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire. There were no firefighter injuries battling the fire.

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