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Investigators probing cause of scrap yard fire

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Posted by MrFirefighter on Mar 30, 2012 @ 6:02AM

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TORONTO, ON - Toronto fire crews remain at the scene of a massive blaze that erupted at a scrap yard near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue on Thursday night.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Turnberry Avenue at about 10 p.m., and they battled flames that were several metres in height.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.




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Source: The Windsor Star (click for full story)
Joe Rich appoints new fire chief
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Source: Global News (click for full story)
Milton fire crews battle blazes along CN rail line
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MILTON, ON - Milton firefighters battled three separate blazes Thursday afternoon, after a train’s brakes seized up on the CN rail line...[ read more ]

Source: InsideHalton.com (click for full story)
Fire prompts evacuation of apartment complex
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Firefighters battle Burlington barn blaze
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Ontario chiefs launch mental-health initiative
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 9:50AM

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TORONTO, ON - Ontario’s fire chiefs hope a mental-health program developed for the Canadian military will help firefighters across the province build resilience against occupational stress injuries...[ read more ]

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Lightning may have sparked group home fire
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Calgary blaze leaves woman in serious condition
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Oxford County barn fires deemed
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 8:19AM

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WOODSTOCK, ON - Two abandoned barns at the same address in Oxford County were destroyed by fire in separate incidents this month...[ read more ]

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Firefighters suffer heat symptoms at morning blaze
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