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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 Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Huntsville chief supports double-hatters
Posted by web-chief on Dec 19, 2014 @ 8:07AM

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HUNTSVILLE, ON - Huntsville-Lake of Bays fire chief Stephen Hernen has asked the community to take a stand against legislation that prevents career firefighters from volunteering on their own time...[ read more ]

Source: Muskokaregion.com (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Dec 19, 2014 @ 8:05AM

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CALEDONIA, NS - A fire chief in Queens County says people working to dismantle the L and S Lumber yard, once known as NF Douglas Lumber Ltd., might have accidentally caused a fire...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Dec 19, 2014 @ 8:05AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - The spray from an aerosol can ignited, creating a 'flash' that burned two Standard Aero employees at a small explosion at the company's Winnipeg plant near the James Richardson Airport ...[ read more ]

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Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:49AM

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Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:20AM

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Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Two-alarm blaze claims man's life
Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:19AM

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Firefighters contain sawmill blaze
Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:17AM

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MAPLE RIDGE, BC - Firefighters battling a mill fire in Maple Ridge last night had to call in help from the Mission Fire Department.

At around 11 p.m...[ read more ]

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Inspections would condemn reserve homes: fire chief
Posted by web-chief on Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:22AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - The chief of a northern Manitoba reserve where a baby girl died in a house fire said his band can’t afford to have its homes inspected for fire hazards...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Volunteers should be insured: deputy minister of labour
Posted by web-chief on Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:18AM

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Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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MILVERTON, ON - A barn fire northeast of Milverton has killed about 13,000 chickens and left just over $1 million in damage, according to the Perth East Fire Department...[ read more ]

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L'Isle-Verte fire inquest resumes
Posted by web-chief on Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:16AM

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L'ISLE-VERTE, QC - A coroner's inquest resumes Wednesday into the fire that killed 32 people at a seniors' home in eastern Quebec last January...[ read more ]

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One fatality, three firefighters injured at fire
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:09PM

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Source: Yorkregion.com (click for full story)
Firefighters' union decries proposed station cuts
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Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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OTTAWA, ON - Ottawa firefighters made quick work of a Rockcliffe Park house fire Monday evening.

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Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Fire fighting on Manitoba reserves futile: inquest
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:44PM

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WINNIPEG, MB - RCMP officers who responded to two fatal house fires on remote Manitoba reserves described Monday the futile efforts of neighbours trying to douse the flames with buckets, wet towels an...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:27AM

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Source: The Cape Breton Post (click for full story)
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Quebec boosts funding for volunteer firefighters
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:25AM

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MONTREAL, QC - Quebec Public Safety Minister Lise Thériault has announced more funding for volunteer firefighters in the province.

The creation of the program, with a budget of $19...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Calgary names new fire chief
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:24AM

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CALGARY, AB - Calgary has a new fire chief: Steve Dongworth, a longtime member of the Calgary Fire Department whose resume includes a variety of roles in municipal fire and emergency services over 35 ...[ read more ]

Source: The Calgary Herald (click for full story)
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Fire guts pet supplies store in Laval
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:24AM

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LAVAL, QC - Laval firefighters were busy Sunday night at a strip mall in Ste-Rose. Four stores were damaged by fire and two containers of gasoline were found.

The call came in at 9 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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