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TBFR Tackles Simpson Street Garage Fire Overnight

TBFR Tackles Simpson Street Garage Fire Overnight

Earlier House Fire

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~   February 26, 2022  (LSNews)  Platoon Chief John Kaplanis of the Thunder bay Fire Rescue reports that At approximately 0200hrs Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters of B Platoon responded to a structure fire involving a vehicle garage located in the 800 block of Simpson St. On arrival fire fighters encountered a structure that was heavily involved in visible flame and smoke, with flames threatening to spread to adjacent structures. One occupant had been inside the garage at the time of the fire but Fire Fighters confirmed that the lone male occupant was located outside the structure when they arrived on scene, with police on scene taking the male into custody.

Fire crews responding from Station 1 quickly began a fire attack on the involved garage, while additional and second alarm crews supported the fire attack during the early morning time of the incident. Despite freezing water lines and cold conditions, fire fighters were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin, however the building and contents were completely destroyed by fire.  

The lone occupant of the garage fire reported no injuries to fire fighters or police on scene, however the male occupant transported by SNEMS paramedics to Regional Hospital for medical follow-up. The scene has been cordoned off and the cause of the fire is under investigation by TBFR inspectors. The address also experienced a house fire at this same location just weeks prior to this morning’s incident.

A total of 6 pumpers, 1 aerial ladders and the Platoon Chief responded to this incident. There were no reported injuries to fire fighters as a result of this incident.

Photo by Platoon Chief John Kaplanis

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TBFRS Battles a stubborn Simpson Street fire in BITTER COLD
TBFRS Battles a stubborn Simpson Street fire in BITTER COLD

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