Very Busy Night for Firefighters in Thunder Bay


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews were busy overnight. Firefighters were kept busy fighting two structural fires last night. At 00:29 a kitchen fire at 26 Ontario Street caused moderate damage to the home resulting in 9 people and numerous pets requiring the Red Cross to find alternate accommodations for the night.

A second alarm was called responding 5 pumpers, 1 aerial ladder and the Platoon Chief to the scene. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Then within minutes, at 00:42 a structural fire was reported at 830 Athabasca Street.  The first arriving crews discovered a cardboard compactor was on fire. The fire was contained to the exterior of the warehouse but filled the warehouse with smoke requiring some time to affect its removal from the building.

No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation. Three pumpers, an aerial lad, er and the Platoon chief responded.

These two fires came after a major house fire on West Arthur Street that started yesterday afternoon.