Thunder Bay – At approximately 03:30 AM EST, Platoon Chief Philip Dzuba of Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue reports that firefighters answered the call for a reported structure fire on Ruskin Crescent.
While on route crews reported a large plume of dark smoke in the area and the response was quickly upgraded to a second alarm.
Fire crews arrived on the scene to find significant smoke and flame coming from the structure. Flames could be seen ten feet over the rooftop of the involved structure.
Platoon Chief Philip Dzuba says, “TBFR Incident Command ordered an offensive attack to begin on the exterior of the structure to battle the fire and contain it. Multiple attack lines were deployed by the arriving units, thus preventing the fire from extending to any adjoining structures. The fire was quickly brought under control limiting damage to the originally involved structure.”
There were no civilian or fire fighter injuries as a result of this fire. Fire damage was extensive to the structure. The fire is currently under investigation by TBFR to determine the cause of the incident.
A total of 5 Pumpers, 1 aerial ladder and a Command unit responded to the scene.