THUNDER BAY – At approximately 3:30 PM today, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structural fire in the 500 block of Mission Road. Multiple calls were received by fire dispatch on this incident, therefore the on-duty Platoon Chief ordered additional fire units to respond under a second alarm.
Heavy smoke and flame was showing from the exterior side and rear of the residential structure when first arriving fire crews arrived on the scene. The first arriving Command officer ordered crews to don breathing apparatus (SCBA) and use 45mm attack hose lines to knock down the bulk of the fire on the exterior of the home.
Additional fire crews supported fire attack operations by securing a water supply and providing personnel to complete an interior search of the home. Fire crews confirmed that no one was inside the home at the time of the fire. Although fire crews quickly brought the fire under control, damage to the residential structure was quite extensive.
Upon complete extinguishment by TBFR, the fire scene was left in the care and control of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) to complete their investigation of the incident.
A total of 5 Pumpers, a Command unit and an aerial ladder responded to this incident.