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Fire breaks out in Ottawa row house

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Posted by MrFirefighter on Mar 29, 2012 @ 5:11AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Flames tore through a row house in Lowertown Wednesday morning, causing $25, 000 in damage.


Emergency crews were called to a home at 454 Old Saint Patrick Street at 7:40 a.m. after reports of thick, black smoke.


Investigators say the fire began in the basement where an upholstered chair caught fire.




Source: CTV - Ottawa (click for full story)

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Cochrane signs secondary response agreement with Calgary
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:47PM

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COCHRANE, AB - The town is entering into a five-year secondary emergency response agreement with the City of Calgary.

On Apr...[ read more ]

Source: The Cochrane Times (click for full story)
Barrie woman charged with arson after house fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:46PM

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BARRIE, ON - A mom is in bail court today and facing an arson charge after a fire in her home overnight...[ read more ]

Source: Simcoe.com (click for full story)
Three suspicious fires in Abbotsford investigated
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:46PM

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ABBOTSFORD, BC - Abbotsford Police say they are troubled by three suspicious fires that occurred within hours of each other on Wednesday.

Const...[ read more ]

Source: BC Local News (click for full story)
Fishermen rescued after boat becomes trapped in ice
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:45PM

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HALIFAX, NS - Four crew had to be rescued from the Double N after the fishing vessel became trapped in ice and was in danger of being crushed by a 150-foot-high iceberg...[ read more ]

Source: The Telegram (click for full story)
Hamilton karaoke bar operator fined for fire code violations
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:20AM

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HAMILTON, ON - A downtown karaoke bar is singing the blues again after being fined $2,500 for contravening the Ontario Fire Code...[ read more ]

Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Basement unit in fatal St. Boniface fire had no smoke alarms
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:20AM

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ST. BONIFACE, MB - A deadly fire on Enfield Crescent is raising the alarm on smoke detector safety.

A man who lived in the basement died in the blaze...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Halifax to spend $120,000 to improve workers' driving
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:19AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency wants to spend $120,000 on special equipment to improve its employees' driving after noticing an increase in the number of fire truck collisions in th...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
West St. Paul house fire sends one person to hospital
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:19AM

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WEST ST. PAUL, MB - A person has been taken to hospital tonight after a house fire in the RM of West St. Paul.

CTV saw paramedics remove a person from a home on Grassmere Road...[ read more ]

Source: http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/one-person-in-hospital-after-fire-in-rm-of-west-st-paul-1.1779924#ixzz2z9Jy00VE (click for full story)
Sawmill blast warning failed to prompt preventive measures
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:18AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - Shortly after a bustling sawmill was flattened by fire in northern British Columbia, a concerned worker at another operation phoned the province's safety watchdog with fears that his w...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Pinantan Lake fire destroys general store
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:17AM

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PINANTAN LAKE, BC - The tiny southern interior community of Pinantan Lake, B.C., has lost one of its most important structures...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Parts of eastern Canada cope with flooding
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:17AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - Rain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their home...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Icy conditions cause havoc on northern Alberta highways
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:16AM

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LAC LA BICHE, AB - Dangerous driving conditions have caused at least 10 collisions on a 30-kilometre stretch of Highway 881 northeast of Edmonton...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Condo evacuated after balcony fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:16AM

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TORONTO, ON - Residents of an Etobicoke condominium were startled out of bed Thursday morning and forced to leave their apartments after a fire broke out on a ninth floor balcony...[ read more ]

Source: CP 24 (click for full story)
Carp arena fire causes $20,000 in damages
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:15AM

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CARP, ON - A fire in the Zamboni bay of Erkine Johnson Arena in Carp caused an estimated $20,000 damage Wednesday afternoon.

Ottawa Fire responded to a call just before 4 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Light bulb sparked Penticton motel fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 17, 2014 @ 8:15AM

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PENTICTON, BC - It’s an unlikely recipe for a fire: a pile of leaves and a faulty light bulb. But that was the source of a blaze that nearly burned down a Penticton motel...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Anonymous caller warned of Prince George sawmill blast
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:35PM

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VANCOUVER, BC - An anonymous caller warned B.C.'s workers safety agency that dangerous wood dust levels would lead a sawmill in Prince George to be the next mill that exploded...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Rising waters flood homes in eastern Canada
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:48PM

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FREDERICTON, NB - Rain, melting snow and ice-choked rivers forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and knocking out power as officials told peop...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Cause of Victoria restaurant fire under investigation
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:47PM

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VICTORIA, BC - More than 20 firefighters battled a stubborn kitchen fire at a sushi restaurant in the 900-block of Fort St. early this morning.

Around 5 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: Victoria News (click for full story)
Enterprise elects rookie firefighter as chief
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:47PM

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ENTERPRISE, NT - The new fire chief in the Enterprise, N.W.T. says she’s ready to take on a big job...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire guts popular Thorold restaurant
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:46PM

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THOROLD, ON - In more than half a century of serving up mouth-watering meals from his various restaurants’ kitchens, Domenic Chirico never had to deal with a serious fire — until now...[ read more ]

Source: Niagara This Week (click for full story)
Sussex Corner declares state of emergency due to flooding
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 9:26AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - Rising waters are causing problems across parts of New Brunswick today, flooding homes, businesses and roads...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
St. Boniface house fire leaves one man dead
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:37AM

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ST. BONIFACE, MB - Winnipeg firefighters said one man died in an early morning house fire on Enfield Crescent in St Boniface on Wednesday...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Man in hospital after Toronto house fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:36AM

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TORONTO, ON - A 71-year-old man is in hospital in stable condition after a one-alarm fire on Palmerston Avenue near College Street.

Emergency responders received a call at 6:39 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Crews fighting six-hectare wildfire near First Nation reserve
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:35AM

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PEMBERTON, BC - Fire crews are fighting a blaze on the Mount Currie reserve near Pemberton, B.C., home to members of the Lil'wat First Nation.

The B.C...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Guelph firefighters reach tentative deal with city
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:35AM

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GUELPH, ON - The City of Guelph and its unionized firefighters have reached a tentative contract agreement.

The two sides announced the possible deal Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: Guelph Mercury (click for full story)
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