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Fire Prevention Week open house Sept. 30

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Fire Prevention Week open house Sept. 30

Your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night. There’s smoke in the hallway outside your bedroom. Do you know how to get out? What if flames are blocking your way? You only have seconds – do you know another way out? Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick encourages residents to mark Fire Prevention […]

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Electrical pump identified as cause of fire

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Electrical pump identified as cause of fire

The cause of a fire in Welland Saturday Sept. 2/2017 has been identified, a malfunctioning electrical pump used in processing old cooking oils into bio fuel. The fire originated in the garage of 150 Bradley Ave. and spread to the neighbouring 47 Sauer Ave. “The owner of the garage was processing a quantity of bio-diesel, […]

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Welland garage fire spreads to neighbouring house

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Welland garage fire spreads to neighbouring house

A fire that broke out in the garage of a Bradley Ave. residence spread to a Sauer Ave. residence in Welland Saturday Sept. 2/2017. Welland Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brian Kennedy said in an email with Erie Media that the garage fire was at 150 Bradley Ave. and extended to the neighbours home at […]

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St. Catharines welcomes new deputy fire chief

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St. Catharines welcomes new deputy fire chief

The City of St. Catharines has appointed Frank Biancucci as an interim deputy fire chief for a six-month term. Biancucci began his role as interim deputy fire chief Aug. 14 and joins Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick and Acting Deputy Fire Chief Dave Upper on the City’s Fire Services leadership team “Frank has wide-ranging experience […]

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Cause identified in Windshield King fire

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Cause identified in Windshield King fire

The cause of last Thursday’s fire at the Windshield King in Welland was revealed as accidental. “The cause is accidental and the source has been identified as an electrical appliance,” said Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief City of Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department Wednesday August 16/2017. Welland firefighters with mutual assistance from the Town […]

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

The operator of the Mansion House Hotel in Downtown St. Catharines has been fined $5,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice for exceeding their occupant load. 1602128 Ontario Ltd. pleaded guilty on Friday, July 28 to two counts of having more people on its outdoor patio at the Mansion House Hotel than the Ontario Fire […]

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