Prince Arthur Blvd Garage Fire Under Investigation

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Aerial Ladder at Junot Fire Station
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Aerial Ladder at Junot Fire Station

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On 07 May 2018 at 11:45 PM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service received an alarm for a fire in between two garages behind a Prince Arthur Blvd address.

Three pumpers responded carrying 13 firefighters.

The first arriving pumper encountered flames from the walls between the two garages that burned from the ground to the eaves. A second alarm was called for responding another two pumpers and an aerial ladder, carrying 9 more firefighters.

The fire was attacked utilizing breathing apparatus and hose lines. The flames were knocked down and the walls cooled. Thick fast moving smoke emanating from the eaves of one of the garages indicated the fire had extended into the roof.

Access holes in the gabled ends were cut to provide vantage points for attack lines, but the heat and flames burned holes in the roof peak. The roof fire proved stubborn but continuous application of water eventually brought it under control.

Damage to the first garage is considered  medium but the second garage suffered heavy damage to the roof with water damage throughout the work area.

The cause is undermined. An investigation will begin in the morning. No injuries were reported.

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