THUNDER BAY – On 11 April 2018, the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm for a structural fire on Banning St.
Three pumpers responded staffed by 13 firefighters. The first arriving unit found a female occupant of the house, on the opposite side of the street, being attended to by two men who had been waved down by the woman. Smoke was noted exiting from the eaves. A second alarm was called for, bringing two more pumpers and an Aerial Ladder. Another pumper was close
A second alarm was called for, bringing two more pumpers and an Aerial Ladder. Another pumper was close by training and responded also. The pumper crew entered the structure with an attack hose and breathing apparatus. With no visibility due to thick smoke, the crew found the fire in the main floor bedroom and extinguished a burning mattress. Other responding units supported the attack with water supply and ventilation. Thunder Bay EMS attended the scene and assumed care of the injured woman and transported her to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The fire was contained to the main floor bedroom with heat and smoke damage throughout the main and second floors. No firefighters were injured fighting the fire. The female occupant’s condition is not known at this time. The fire is currently under investigation.