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Three-alarm fire destroys Ottawa home

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Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2012 @ 8:23AM

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OTTAWA, ON - A three-alarm fire at a home on Orlando Avenue near Heron Road and Alta Vista Drive is under control, but it may be a few hours before fire crews put out the last of the hotspots at the bungalow.

Fire officials said the fire began in the basement of 2319 Orlando Avenue and moved to fully engulf the first floor.

A heavy plume of smoke could be seen coming from the house as fire crews worked to contain the fire on Monday afternoon.




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Former fire official pleads guilty to sex-related offences
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:24AM

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KINGSTON, ON - A former senior member of Kingston Fire and Rescue was convicted Monday in Kingston's Superior Court on multiple counts of voyeurism and child pornography and one charge of exposing him...[ read more ]

Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard (click for full story)
Public inquiry into L'Isle-Verte fire to start in November
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:23AM

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RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, QC - The public inquiry into the deadly fire at a LíIsle-Verte seniorsí residence will begin on Nov. 17, the Quebec coronerís office announced Monday...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Man dies in Saint-Louis-de-Kent house fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:22AM

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SAINT-LOUIS-DE-KENT, NB - A 78-year-old man died in a Sunday morning house fire in the southeastern community of Saint-Louis-de-Kent...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire crews douse Winnipeg industrial blaze
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:21AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Fire crews have extinguished flames on the roof of a building in Winnipeg's Inkster Industrial Park.

The building, at 55 Bentall Street, is home to Wood Wyant...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Arson suspected in Toronto townhouse fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:21AM

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TORONTO, ON - A fire that broke out in a home on Grandravine Drive early Tuesday is being investigated as arson after it appears something, possibly a Molotov cocktail, was thrown through a ground-flo...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
B.C. introduces new training standards for firefighters
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:57AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - Firefighters in B.C. are using a new training playbook that establishes minimum standards for crews across the province...[ read more ]

Source: AM 1130 News (click for full story)
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Firefighters rescue woman trapped by fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:56AM

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BRANTFORD, ON - Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped by fire on the second floor of a Brantford home Sunday afternoon.

The dramatic rescue took place just after 4 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Brantford Expositor (click for full story)
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Fire crews snuff Prud'homme natural gas blaze
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:55AM

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PRUD'HOMME, SK - Crews are planning to carry out a dangerous procedure at the TransGas site near Prudíhomme, Sask. where a natural gas fire burned for nearly a week...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Officials investigating Grimsby apartment fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:53AM

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GRIMSBY, ON - Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshalís office expect to be at the scene of a Grimsby apartment fire for the next two days...[ read more ]

Source: The St. Catharines Standard (click for full story)
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Langford group looks to set record for firefighter support
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:34AM

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LANGFORD, BC - The womenís auxiliary in Langford, B.C., wants to know if itís the longest-running women-only firefightersí support group in Canada...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Firefighters taking new precautions for Ebola-like calls
Posted by web-chief on Oct 17, 2014 @ 8:25AM

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EDMONTON, AB - Edmontonís fire rescue services will take new precautions when responding to Ebola-like calls, said the cityís fire chief, after the city experienced its second scare over the weekend...[ read more ]

Source: Metro News (click for full story)
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Blaze guts Montreal apartment building
Posted by web-chief on Oct 17, 2014 @ 8:24AM

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MONTREAL, QC - Fire in an apartment building on Lajeunesse St. forced firefighters to evacuate neighbouring buildings Friday morning and left one person homeless...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Fire chief raises concerns over new 911 system
Posted by web-chief on Oct 17, 2014 @ 8:23AM

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CORNER BROOK, NL - Massey Drive fire Chief Wayne Giles says volunteer departments throughout the Corner Brook area would be losing a service under the new provincial 911 system...[ read more ]

Source: The Western Star (click for full story)
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Arson causes $500,000 in damage to Winnipeg school
Posted by web-chief on Oct 17, 2014 @ 8:22AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - A fire inside a Kildonan East Collegiate bathroom has been ruled an arson...[ read more ]

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