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Elderly Manitoba man dies trying to fight grass fire

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:07PM

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - RCMP say a 78-year-old Manitoba man has been killed while trying to fight a grass fire on his property.

RCMP Cpl. Miles Hiebert says the fire broke out Thursday in a rural area southeast of Portage la Prairie and spread to a shed on the man's property.

The man attempted to control the blaze as fire crews were dispatched to the scene.




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Manitoba reserve fire inquest wraps up
Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:49AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - An inquest into two fatal fires at homes on northern Manitoba reserves will wrap up today with testimony from the province's fire commissioner...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Senior's home owner testifies at coroner's inquest
Posted by web-chief on Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:20AM

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RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, QC - A co-owner of the Quebec seniors' home that caught fire last January, killing 32 people, testified Wednesday the only employee working that night didn't know the evacuation dri...[ read more ]

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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TORONTO, ON - A 59-year-old man is dead and several other people were taken to hospital after a two-alarm fire at a Parkdale highrise late Wednesday night...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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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 ]

Source: The Vancouver Sun (click for full story)
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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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HALIFAX, NS - More than 2,300 Nova Scotia firefighters and first responders are not insured against a work-related death or injury, and a senior bureaucrat says it's time to change that...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Crews discover drug lab at scene of fire
Posted by web-chief on Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:18AM

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ST. DONAT, QC - Firefighters combing through the ash and burned wood of a cottage fire in St. Donat found evidence the house was used as a drug production facility...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Barn blaze kills nearly 13,000 chickens
Posted by web-chief on Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:16AM

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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 ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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 ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
One fatality, three firefighters injured at fire
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 2:09PM

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GRAVENHURST, ON - OPP are confirming one death during Tuesday's fire at a trailer park south of Gravenhurst, Ont., and that three firefighters were injured at the scene. Yorkregion.com reports...[ read more ]

Source: Yorkregion.com (click for full story)
Firefighters' union decries proposed station cuts
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:26AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Off-duty firefighters packed into city hall on Monday to hear a controversial report being presented to councillors...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Montreal puts new communications system on hold
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:25AM

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MONTREAL, QC - Police and firefighters in Montreal have been forced to revert to their old communications system while glitches are worked out on a brand new, $44-million system...[ read more ]

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Fake bomb discovered outside suspicious fire
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:24AM

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WETASKIWIN, AB - Wetaskiwin RCMP are investigating after a fake bomb was found outside a building that burned down under suspicious circumstances...[ read more ]

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Fire destroys home under renovation
Posted by web-chief on Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:23AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Ottawa firefighters made quick work of a Rockcliffe Park house fire Monday evening.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m...[ read more ]

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 ]

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Fire service review calls for station closures
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:27AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Halifax’s fire chief will tell a municipal committee Monday about the “initial steps” needed to improve fire coverage in HRM – which include decommissioning seven fire halls, though no r...[ read more ]

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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Pigs perish in barn blaze
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:23AM

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ROXTON POND, QC - A fire at a pig farm in Roxton Pond early Monday took the lives of 60 pigs housed in a barn...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Suspicious fire damages convention centre
Posted by web-chief on Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:22AM

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ST. JOHN'S, NL - A fire at a convention centre under construction in downtown St. John's, N.L., is under investigation.

Police say Sunday's blaze is considered suspicious...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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