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Fire in Port Colborne building started in couch

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Fire in Port Colborne building started in couch

Working smoke alarms alerted a tenant at 50 Charlotte St. to a fire in a lower apartment Sunday, said Mike Bendia, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services’ fire prevention officer. The fire service was called report of a structure fire at 4:09 p.m. and found smoke showing from the back of the building, which faces […]

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Fire breaks out in downtown building

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Fire breaks out in downtown building

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters quickly knocked down a fire inside 50 Charlotte St. Sunday afternoon. The building, just to the east of Port Colborne city halll, is home to an unknown number of apartments and two storefronts. The fire service was called for the report of a structure fire at 4:09 p.m. […]

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Wainfleet fire receives cash for training

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Wainfleet fire receives cash for training

Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Chief Harry Flagg accepted $5,000 from David Baxter, Enbridge Gas operations manager for customer safety and compliance, and Janice Levasseur, Enbridge Gas safety advisor, at council on Tuesday. The money comes from a program called Project Assist, which sees $100,000 distributed to fire services across the province to pay for […]

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Wainfleet looking to host firefighter convention

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Wainfleet looking to host firefighter convention

It’s been more than 20 years since a Fire Fighters Association of Ontario convention has been held in the Niagara Region, and the Wainfleet Volunteer Firefighters Association is looking to change that. “In the past 18 or 19 years I’ve been involved we’ve hosted the Niagara District Convention three or four times with great success. […]

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Electrical fire causes damage

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Electrical fire causes damage

An electrical fire caused $5,000 damage to a small barn in Port Colborne Sunday afternoon, said Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services’ fire prevention officer Mike Bendia. Firefighters were called to 136 Park St. at 3:17 p.m. for the report of smoke coming from a barn on the residential street between Steele St. and Fielden […]

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Woman killed after car crash

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Woman killed after car crash

A 78 year old Welland woman died in a Hamilton hospital after a three-vehicle crash Friday, said Niagara Regional Police. Police, Welland Fire and Emergency Services, and Niagara EMS paramedics all responded to the crash at Thorold Rd. and Clare Ave. in Welland at 5:55 p.m. Police said a 2002 Hyundai, with two Welland residents, […]

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