Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Service’s Prompt Action Controls Fire, Advises on Smoke Detector Safety
Prompt Response to Structure Fire on Bethune St.
On December 5, 2023, at around 1:00 PM, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 100 block of Bethune Street. Teams arriving at the scene were immediately met with heavy smoke emissions from the building’s rear.
Firefighters’ Rapid Action Minimizes Damage
The first responders acted swiftly, gaining access to the building and deploying water to suppress the blaze effectively. The operation was executed efficiently, with the fire being brought under control in a short timespan.
Evacuation and Injury Report
Prior to the arrival of the fire crews, all building occupants had already evacuated, ensuring their safety. Although there were no civilian injuries, one firefighter sustained minor injuries during the response and was promptly taken to the hospital for further assessment.
Extensive Response and Equipment Deployment
A significant response effort was observed, with 6 Pumpers, an aerial ladder, and a Command vehicle all being utilized to handle the incident.
Community Safety Reminder
In light of the event, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue emphasizes the importance of maintaining functional smoke detectors in all residences to ensure early warning and safety in the event of a fire.