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Exchange District fire was accidental, officials say

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:16AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - A fire that destroyed two buildings in Winnipeg's Exchange District Thursday morning was caused by an electrical failure in a music store, officials say.

The fire started around 9:30 a.m. CT Thursday shrouding the area around Notre Dame Avenue and Albert Street in smoke.

The fire was ultimately contained to a building in the 100 block of Albert Street. The building was home to two business, the music store and a restaurant.




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TORONTO, ON - It's a cliché, but it sure seems as if in Ontario, at least, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Three examples.

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Seniors home fire sparks debate over inspection laws
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TORONTO, ON - A fatal fire at a Toronto apartment building for low-income seniors has provoked renewed scrutiny of provincial laws regarding inspections and automatic sprinklers – the latter a safety ...[ read more ]

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Firefighter sustains life-threatening injuries in tanker rollover
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CORNWALL, ON - How South Glengarry firefighter Randy Robertson survived a harrowing rollover accident on Highway 401 Saturday is anyone's guess – except his...[ read more ]

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Chester chief raises concerns over future of fire service
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CHESTER, NS - Chester's Fire Chief Dave Richardson says he fears for the future of his department if a fire services contract between the District of Chester and the Village of Chester isn't renewed ...[ read more ]

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Woman pronounced dead after Toronto fire
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TORONTO, ON - Police say a woman is dead after a fire in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood.

The blaze broke out at approximately 12:50 p.m...[ read more ]

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Weekend blaze destroys coffee shop
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WOODBRIDGE, ON - A coffee shop in Woodbridge, Ont. was destroyed after an overnight fire on Saturday, police say.

The fire started at approximately 1:30 a.m...[ read more ]

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One person dead, five displaced in Saint John apartment fire
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SAINT JOHN, NB - One person has died and five other people are now looking for temporary housing after an early-morning apartment fire in Saint John.

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Council approves plan to replace aging fire headquarters
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VICTORIA, BC - It’s unclear where it will ultimately be located, what it will look like or even what other functions it may serve, but the City of Victoria has approved the next stage of the process t...[ read more ]

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Blaze destroys vacant seniors centre
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MAPLE RIDGE, BC - A Maple Ridge seniors centre was destroyed by a massive fire Thursday morning, the second fire to hit the building in a month...[ read more ]

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North Westside Fire Rescue names acting chief
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VERNON, BC - A new acting fire chief has been named to serve residents in the North Westside area.

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Smouldering trash sparks garbage truck fire
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No rescues on a stretch of Trans-Canada
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Fire commissioner office hired registered sex offender
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WINNIPEG, MB - Manitoba's Office of the Fire Commissioner hired a man to work with children on fire prevention last year but as CBC News has learned, he is a registered sex offender...[ read more ]

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No charges expected in drowning death of firefighting student
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HANOVER, ON - Blaming a jurisdictional issue, the Ministry of Labour says it will not be laying any charges in connection with the death of Adam Brunt...[ read more ]

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Alberta firefighter rescues father and son while on vacation
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ST. ALBERT, AB - A St. Albert firefighter and EMT wasn’t expecting to make a dramatic rescue while on vacation...[ read more ]

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New Brunswick firefighter taken to hospitalafter truck overturns
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PENNFIELD, NB - A volunteer firefighter from Blacks Harbour was taken to hospital Tuesday morning after his truck overturned in Pennfield...[ read more ]

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Early morning fire on Bell Island deemed suspicious
Posted by web-chief on Feb 4, 2016 @ 8:14AM

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Blaze damages skil hill lift
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