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No residents were evacuated during previous alarm at retirement home

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:32AM

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MIDHURST, ON - Not one resident was evacuated from Muskoka Heights Retirement Home when firefighters responded to an alarm two months before the deadly fire that killed four seniors.

“No residents had left the building and some were still in their beds upon fire department arrival,” said the e-mail between Orillia Fire Capt. Al Fenton and fire prevention officer Paul Barritt, with regards to the alarm call at 6:38 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2008.

“The single staff (member) that was on duty was visibly shaken and unsure of their duties,” it said.

The e-mail also stated that the “manager shut off the alarm before fire department arrived” and, “They need to make all staff aware of the buildings fire plan.”




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Transit bus catches fire in Montreal
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:37AM

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MONTREAL, QC - A Montreal transit bus on the Ville-Marie Expressway caught fire Thursday afternoon just before rush hour.

Some 20 people were on board but managed to get off safely...[ read more ]

Source: CJAD News (click for full story)
Train carrying dangerous goods derails
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:29AM

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CARSELAND, AB - Seven cars of a Canadian Pacific Railway train has derailed in southern Alberta.

It happened west of Carseland around 2:15 p.m. Thursday...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Alberta wildfire season off to quick start
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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EDMONTON, AB - The fire season is off to a quick start in Alberta...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Former chief sentenced for sex crimes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:05AM

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FORT ST. JAMES, BC - A former chief of the Fort St. James fire department was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail and two years probation for sexually assaulting three female volunteers...[ read more ]

Source: The Prince George Citizen (click for full story)
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Vancouver port fire deemed accidental
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:04AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - The Vancouver Fire Department has concluded the Port Metro Vancouver container fire in March was accidental, but was unable to pinpoint its cause...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Suspicious package not dangerous: officials
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:03AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - A suspicious package that was taken out of a downtown Winnipeg office building on Thursday afternoon was not dangerous, according to fire officials...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Man suspected of arson spree arrested
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:02AM

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NANAIMO, BC - RCMP on Vancouver Island say they’ve arrested a 54-year-old man for allegedly starting seven random fires over three hours and threatening store employees with a knife...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Fire crews battle home, vehicle blazes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:01AM

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FORT MCMURRAY, AB - A busy night for Fort McMurray’s firefighters has ended with a destroyed house, several vehicles incinerated and one man in police custody...[ read more ]

Source: Fort McMurray Today (click for full story)
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Fire code charges laid in explosion that injured firefighters
Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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MISSISSAUGA, ON - It's been a year since a warehouse exploded on Thamesgate Drive in Malton...[ read more ]

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Grass fire tears through homes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:24AM

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EDMONTON, AB - One house was destroyed and another was badly damaged by a grass fire near Wetaskiwin...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Fire crews douse stubborn Hamilton blaze
Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:23AM

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HAMILTON, ON - A fire in a home in central Hamilton Wednesday proved difficult for firefighters to put out, officials say...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Arson suspected in fourplex fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:22AM

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VERDUN, QC - No one was injured in a fire that started in an empty fourplex around 9:30 Wednesday night in Verdun.

It appears that squatters had been using the building, on Lesage St...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Two people dead in suspected arson
Posted by web-chief on Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:19AM

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VICTORIA, BC - Two people are dead after an early morning fire, suspected to be arson, in Saanich.

The fire was reported at 3:27 a.m. at 4904 Cordova Bay Rd...[ read more ]

Source: The Province (click for full story)
Wrecking yard fire engulfs 150 vehicles
Posted by web-chief on Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:15AM

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BOWMANVILLE, ON - Clarington firefighters battled a large fire at a Bowmanville wrecking yard which engulfed more than 150 cars Monday night...[ read more ]

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Three-alarm blaze guts Chinatown restaurant
Posted by web-chief on Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:13AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze that broke out in a Chinatown restaurant just after noon Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: The Vancouver Sun (click for full story)
Volatile liquid blamed for deadly explosion
Posted by web-chief on Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:12AM

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TORONTO, ON - Fire officials believe a volatile, ignitable liquid is to blame for an explosion that rocked a residential neighbourhood in Scarborough’s east end, yesterday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
Quinte West, firefighters reach new agreement
Posted by web-chief on Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:23AM

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QUINTE WEST, ON - City negotiators avoided going to arbitration with its professional firefighters...[ read more ]

Source: The Belleville Intelligencer (click for full story)
One person dead in fire after car crash
Posted by web-chief on Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:22AM

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HAMILTON, ON - One person has died in a fire after a car smashed into a Mountain townhouse complex Monday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Calgary blaze damages four homes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:21AM

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CALGARY, AB - A residential fire in the northwest community of Hidden Valley is now under control

Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Carol Henke says multiple calls came in around 5 p...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
One person dead, one injured in house explosion
Posted by web-chief on Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:20AM

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TORONTO, ON - Investigators say a gas leak caused a massive explosion that levelled a house in northeast Toronto killing one man inside, but they don't know what kind of flammable fuel was involved or...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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