Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Responds to Early Morning Structural Fire on Dawson Street

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Pumper #3
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Pumper #3

Thunder Bay, ON – At approximately 1:10 a.m. on June 9th, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFRS) was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 300 block of Dawson Street.

The first TBFRS unit arrived on scene to find smoke and flames emanating from a second-floor window. This prompted an additional alarm to bring more resources to the incident.

The initial pumper crew rapidly deployed a 45mm attack line and quickly brought the fire under control. The lone occupant had self-evacuated prior to TBFRS arrival. Multiple units remained on scene to overhaul the involved areas and ensure the fire was completely extinguished.

Six pumpers, an aerial ladder, and a command vehicle were dispatched to the alarm. However, due to the quick response and rapid water application, the fire was contained to the contents of the room on the second floor and did not spread to the structural components of the home.

TBFRS would like to remind the public to ensure they have working smoke alarms on all levels of their homes and to exercise caution with the extinguishment and disposal of smoking materials.

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