Category: Fire

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Suspected Arson, Numerous Fires in Simpson Street Area

Suspected Arson, Numerous Fires in Simpson Street Area

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another fire has burst into reality on Simpson Street this year. Residents in the area claim that there have been about 7 fires in the area within recent times and are highly suspect that an arsonist is at work. Firefighters with the Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue responded early monday...

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VIDEO: Building Erupts into Flames on Gore

VIDEO: Building Erupts into Flames on Gore

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A south side situation is currently unfolding in the city as of the time of publishing this article. Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue has responded to the developing incident on Gore near Neebing where a structure has erupted into flames. Residents in the area are uncertain what caused the fire, but...

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Vehicle Fire Sparks Police and Firefighter Presence

Vehicle Fire Sparks Police and Firefighter Presence

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An early morning incident has sparked a response from first responders just west of the city this morning. Police and firefighters are on scene of what appears to be a burnt out car on Mapleward Road, just north of highway 11/17. Details are thin at this moment, but more should come...

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Arthur Street House Fire

Arthur Street House Fire

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Reports of a house fire in the 2100 block of Arthur Street West have hit our news desk. We have been told that a violent incident erupted shortly before a fire broke out. A male was trapped in a room of the home and eventually escaped onto the roof. The house became...

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Police Investigate Suspicious Fire

Police Investigate Suspicious Fire

(LONGLAC, ON) – On September 18, 2019 at 3:42am, members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department received a report of a fire at a commercial property on Queen Street in the Town of Longlac, ON. Police and Fire Department arrived on scene to find several vehicles...

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Power Line Knocked Down, Fire Starts

Power Line Knocked Down, Fire Starts

(SHUNIAH, ON) – Reports have hit our news desk about a Home Depot truck alleged to have hit a power line, taking it down. The situation then escalated to a transformer fire. Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services are on scene and have reported the following: HAZARD: 1700 block MacKenzie Beach Ave. Power lines down across...

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(2 VIDEOS) Simpson Street Fire Sizzles

(2 VIDEOS) Simpson Street Fire Sizzles

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A south side fire has destroyed a building on Simpson Street near Maier Hardware. The building in the 600 block was engulfed in flames. Fire can be seen shooting out of the structure in the video below. Fire crews are still on scene as of 9:00am at the corner of Simpson...

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Park Picnic Table Fire Investigated as Mischief

Park Picnic Table Fire Investigated as Mischief

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – On August 12, 2019 at approximately 12:14am, members of the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a fire at the Baseball Diamonds near Third Avenue in Sioux Lookout. Officers were advised that a picnic table was on fire. Upon their arrival, the Sioux Lookout Fire Department was...

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(VIDEO) – Home Burns in the North Side

(VIDEO) – Home Burns in the North Side

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious situation unfolded on the notorious stretch of Picton Ave this morning. Our tipline lit up with hot tips about a home being engulfed in flames. Firefighters with the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue team arrived on scene and called for a “second alarm”. A “second alarm” is whats called when...

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Arson Suspected in Fatal Bethune House Fire

Arson Suspected in Fatal Bethune House Fire

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The fatal house fire at 312 Bethune is being investigated by the Thunder Bay Police Service. Chris Witzell lost his life that morning in the supposed to be vacant unit. He died from smoke inhalation. Numerous people who knew Chris wanted more answers. TRCCTB.CON has obtained some more details. Witzell was found...

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Pickle Lake House Fire – 2 Homes Lost

Pickle Lake House Fire – 2 Homes Lost

(PICKLE LAKE, ON) – An overnight house fire has destroyed two homes in a northern community. We have received reports that a duplex had caught fire sometime between 1:30am and 3:00am last night. The duplex was engulfed in flames. No one is believed to have been injured in the fire according to community members. The...

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WANTED: Arson Suspect

WANTED: Arson Suspect

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect connected to two recent arson investigations. Officers were dispatched to a house fire in the 500 block of Hartland Street just before 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters were on scene and working...

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Police Investigate Fatal Bethune House Fire

Police Investigate Fatal Bethune House Fire

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious south side house fire erupted overnight which has resulted in one fatality. A home in the 300 block of Bethune Street, near the intersection with May Street was engulfed in flames overnight. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 3:30am and eventually extinguished the flames. Next of kin...

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Transport Fire Backs Up Traffic – Sistonen’s Corner

Transport Fire Backs Up Traffic – Sistonen’s Corner

(KAMINISTIQUA, ON) – Our newsroom has been slammed with complaints about highway 11/17 and highway 102/Dawson road being backed up. After a brief investigation, the result is that we determined there was a vehicle fire on highway 11/17 just west of highway 102. The fire was contained to the westbound lane. First responders, such as...

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Fire Breaks Out, Water Bombers Bomb

Fire Breaks Out, Water Bombers Bomb

(ROUND LAKE, ON) – A threatening yet small forest fire broke out in the northern community of Weagamow/ Round Lake today. At least one home was evacuated into the surrounding area due to the flames and an incoming water bomber. We are told that nobody is believed to have been injured from the incident. Water...

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Police Investigate Possible Arson at a Home

Police Investigate Possible Arson at a Home

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Shortly after 9:00 am on June 11, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) discovered a residential fire on the 400 block of First Street East in the Town of Fort Frances. The fire is being investigated by the Rainy River District Crime Unit...

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Dogs Being Evacuated as Fire Rages

Dogs Being Evacuated as Fire Rages

(THUNDER BAY, ON) –As fire rages near the Northern community of Pikangikum First Nation, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and its partners are working together to transport dogs south to find new homes in order to make room to house evacuated animals. Heading from Thunder Bay, 20 dogs and puppies aboard the North Bay...

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Wildfire Out Of Control Near Murillo

Wildfire Out Of Control Near Murillo

(OLIVER-PAIPOONGE, ON) – A very serious fire is burning west of Thunder Bay today, and it seems to not be under control as it keeps on growing and growing. The dump on Spence Road, which services the Oliver-Paipoonge area had a garbage fire break out earlier today. The fire quickly spread to a pile of...

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Tractor Trailer Burns Suspiciously

Tractor Trailer Burns Suspiciously

(MARATHON, ON) -On Friday May 31, 2019 approximately 4:15pm the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call about a tractor trailer unit that was on fire on the Dead Horse Road (DHR) approximately 35km west of Marathon. When police arrived, the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) was on scene and had extinguished the fire. The...

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Pikangikum Forest Fire Evacuees Headed to TBay

Pikangikum Forest Fire Evacuees Headed to TBay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 300 people from Pikangikum First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community reported that they require immediate evacuation of their vulnerable population due to heavy smoke impacting the community and affecting public health and wellness. The city...

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House Fire Victims Identified – 5 Deceased (4 Kids)

House Fire Victims Identified – 5 Deceased (4 Kids)

(KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG (K.I.) FIRST NATION, ON) – On May 5, 2019, five bodies were located and recovered from a home that was destroyed as a result of a residential fire on Macheetao Road in the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on May 2, 2019. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Services – Forensic Anthropology (OFPS) and...

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Second Street House Goes Up In Flames

Second Street House Goes Up In Flames

(KENORA, ON) – Details are thin regarding the cause of a house fire that erupted on Second Street this morning in Kenora. Fire crews are currently on scene and battling the serious blaze at the time of writing this article. Neighbouring homes are being evacuated as the fire appears to be a threat. Residents are...

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One Sent To Hospital After Hazelwood Fire

One Sent To Hospital After Hazelwood Fire

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier this morning there was plumes of black smoke seen from the drive up Dawson Road / Highway 102. Residents were curious as to what had happened in the area. The black smoke led them to believe it was man-made. Shortly after, TRCCTB.COM discovered it was due to a front end loader...

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Vehicle Burns, Two Homes Sizzle

Vehicle Burns, Two Homes Sizzle

(MARATHON, ON) -On Sunday May 5, 2019 approximately 08:20pm while on patrol in the Town of Marathon, one of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicles was involved in a fire. The vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe was parked at 13 Jackson Crescent, Marathon, when the vehicle began to smoke from under the hood. The officer...

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