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Fire loss totalling $3.7M in Welland for 2017

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Fire loss totalling $3.7M in Welland for 2017

Welland Fire and Emergency Services responded to 2,748 emergency calls in 2017. That was an increase of 119 calls from 2016. Although emergency calls for building fires decreased by 32 from the previous year, Welland Fire reports the fire loss in 2017 totalled $3.7M, which is a $2M increase from 2016. Welland Fire reports that […]

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Fire Services remind people to install smoke alarms

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Fire Services remind people to install smoke alarms

How much is a life worth? Aren’t a couple of $10 – $20 smoke alarms installed your residence to save the lives of your family in case of a fire worth it? Two adults and two children were killed in an Oshawa fire this past week. After investigation it was revealed that no smoke alarms […]

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Wainfleet hit by three fires in four days

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Wainfleet hit by three fires in four days

The Wainfleet Fire Chief warns residents to be cautious after the department has dealt with three fires over four days this week. “Residents are reminded to ensure they have sufficient smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed and working,” Fire Chief Lee Smith, Township of Wainfleet, said in a release to the media.  “Also ensure […]

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Wood stove suspected cause in Welland garage fire

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Wood stove suspected cause in Welland garage fire

An unattended wood stove may have been the cause of an early morning garage fire in Welland Saturday Dec. 30/2017. A passing neighbour discovered the fire at the St. George St. residence. The neighbour called 911 then alerted the occupants of the home to the fire. There were no injuires. When firefighters arrived they found […]

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Message From the Port Colborne Fire Chief

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Message From the Port Colborne Fire Chief

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright shares this message with the community. “The tragedy of December 2016 will never be forgotten. The loss of those four lives will ever impact the families involved, our community and all of the emergency responder community. Since that tragedy, the City’s Fire Department has endeavoured to […]

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St. Catharines kitchen fire causes $75,000 damage

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St. Catharines kitchen fire causes $75,000 damage

Deputy Fire Chief Frank Biancucci urges residents to make sure they protect themselves and their families with working smoke alarms after an early-morning kitchen fire on Monday, Dec. 11/2017. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of a kitchen fire at 22 Stanmary Dr. at 7 a.m. The deputy fire chief said crews extinguished the fire […]

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