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Man injured in Wolseley apartment fire

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Posted by web-chief on Mar 29, 2012 @ 8:08AM

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WOLSELEY, MB - One man was taken to hospital after a fire in an Wolseley-area apartment building early Thursday.

The fire was reported around 5 a.m. at 28 Woodrow Place.

Resident John MacEchern, who lives on the second floor of the building, said he was alerted by the sound of a neighbour's smoke detector. He saw flames from a third floor bedroom window.




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Halifax councillors reject proposed station closures
Posted by web-chief on Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:37AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Halifax regional council has largely jettisoned the first far-reaching review of the municipalityís fire services since amalgamation...[ read more ]

Source: The Chronicle Herald (click for full story)
Grass fire prompts local state of emergency
Posted by web-chief on Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:36AM

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BLACKIE, AB - Emergency crews had a battle on their hands when a grassfire swept through the Municipal District of Foothills, prompting a local state of emergency...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Crews discover body in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Posted by web-chief on Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:35AM

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON - Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters made a grisly discovery while battling a brush fire Tuesday evening.

Niagara Regional Police cordoned off the area near St...[ read more ]

Source: The St. Catharines Standard (click for full story)
Fire crews battle auto plant blaze
Posted by web-chief on Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:34AM

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GUELPH, ON - Firefighters from six stations were needed to bring a fire under control outside an auto parts plant in Guelph...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Pigs, sheep perish in barn fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:33AM

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KESWICK, ON - Several farm animals have died in a barn fire near Keswick.

Fire crews with the Georgina Fire Department were called to Ravencrest Road, around 5 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Child rushed to hospital with burns
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:59PM

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TORONTO, ON - Emergency officials say a young child has been rushed to hospital after suffering serious burns in a fire in Toronto's west end...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Staffing changes will affect rescue capabilities
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:59PM

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NORTH BAY, ON - City politicians have essentially stripped the fire department of its ability to rescue people from burning buildings, says Patrick Burke...[ read more ]

Source: The North Bay Nugget (click for full story)
City should consider part-timers: consultant
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:57PM

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CORNWALL, ON - Cornwall should look at hiring part-time firefighters and even retain volunteers to augment the full-time people currently on the roster, said a consultant Monday...[ read more ]

Source: Cornwall Seaway News (click for full story)
Fire forces evacuation of senior's complex
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:26AM

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NEW WATERFORD, NS - Twenty-seven seniors living in the 30-unit complex had to be evacuated following a fire early Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported...[ read more ]

Source: The Cape Breton Post (click for full story)
Memorial service draws attention to PTSD
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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SURREY, BC - A memorial service for Kevin Hegarty, the Surrey, B.C. firefighter who took his own life on March 1 after a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, was held on Monday...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Blaze damages Winnipeg apartment
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:23AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - An early morning fire on the ground floor of a three-storey building chased residents into the cold at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Fire destroys Bathurst farming co-op
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:22AM

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BATHURST, NB - A farming co-op and makeshift market in Bathurst was destroyed by fire on Friday night.

The building on Munro Street attracted a large crowd as it burned...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
City should consider part-timers: consultant
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:00AM

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Cornwall should look at hiring part-time firefighters and even retain volunteers to augment the full-time people currently on the roster, said a consultant Monday...[ read more ]

Source: Cornwall Seaway News (click for full story)
Alberta to reduce funding for wildfires
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:55PM

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EDMONTON, AB - The Alberta government plans to reduce funding for preventing and fighting wildfires this year to save money.

Alberta Environment's budget calls for $6...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Hearing resumes for fatal propane explosion
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:54PM

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TORONTO, ON - A sentencing hearing for Sunrise Propane, the Ontario company convicted in a deadly explosion at a Toronto propane plant, has resumed today after a 10-month adjournment...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Three dead in Siksika Nation house fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:09AM

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SIKSIKA NATION, AB - Three people were found dead in a fire in a First Nation community east of Calgary...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Firefighters rescue couple from escarpment
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:08AM

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HAMILTON, ON - Hamilton firefighters used ropes and harnesses to rescue a couple stuck down an escarpment embankment near the Devil's Punchbowl Sunday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Townhouse fire kills 10 year old boy
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:05AM

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SCARBOROUGH, ON -

A 10-year-old boy died, and three of his siblings and his mother are in hospital after a two-alarm townhouse fire in Scarborough on Saturday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
Man suffers burns in Windsor blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:04AM

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WINDSOR, ON - One person was rushed to hospital with burns after a house fire in south Windsor Sunday night.

It broke out on Spago Crescent around 6:30 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Body found in home gutted by fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:03AM

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AJAX, ON - A manís body was discovered at a house in Ajax after firefighters knocked down a blaze that had fully engulfed the home early Sunday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
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