THUNDER BAY – Fire Rescue Crews were kept busy on Tuesday. A pair of fires, one at St. Joseph’s Hospital and a structural fire on Walsh Street East.
First at 09:00 AM EDT Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was called to St. Joseph’s Hospital at 35 Algoma Street North for a fire in a dryer in the basement.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the first arriving crews and fans were set up to remove smoke from the building. Four pumpers and the Platoon Chief responded. There were no injuries reported.
Next at 15:25 PM EDT, a Structural fire was reported at 1522 Walsh Street East.
The first arriving crew encountered a fire in the wall that had extended along the floor joists on the main floor of the four-plex.
The fire was again quickly brought under control.
All occupants escaped with no injuries reported. Moderate damage was sustained to the building. The Red Cross was on scene and found accommodation for the tenants of the building who were displaced due to the fire.
Five pumpers and an aerial ladder unit, as well as the Platoon Chief, responded to the call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.