THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Platoon Chief Harold Spithoff reports that Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a report of a house fire at approximately 8:30 am in the 200 block of Leslie Ave.
The first Pumper crew arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a private residence. Four pumpers and an aerial device were used to quickly knock down the blaze from outside the structure before mounting an interior attack. There was heavy fire and smoke damage to the home, with the kitchen suffering the most. No persons were home at the time and no pets were involved. Cause of fire remains under investigation.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews also responded to the second structure fire of the day at approximately 8:00 pm in the 400 Block of River Street. 3 Pumpers arrived to find a north side home had sustained moderate fire and smoke damage to the Kitchen. The occupants were able to evacuate after being alerted by smoke alarms.