Early Morning Blaze on Trowbridge Rd
SHUNIAH – NEWS – Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services (SFES) tackled a house fire early on November 24, 2023, after receiving a call at around 8:50 am. The incident occurred on Trowbridge Rd, where fire crews encountered a smoke-engulfed house.
Firefighting Efforts and Casualties
Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke billowing from the eaves and windows blackened with smoke. They quickly searched for occupants and extinguished the fire located in the laundry/electrical room. The fire was under control by 10:20 am and completely out by 11:00 am. Sadly, two cats and a dog perished, but no human injuries were reported.
Collaborative Response and Investigation
Ten SFES firefighters, five Pass Lake firefighters, Superior North EMS, Ontario Provincial Police, and Hydro One personnel were involved in the response. All SFES units were back in service by 2:00 pm. The fire’s cause is currently under investigation.
Safety Reminder from SFES
SFES reminds the public about the importance of working smoke alarms and knowing the home escape plan to ensure safety in such emergencies.