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Electrical fire in Welland causes $500,000+ damage

Electrical fire in Welland causes $500,000+ damage

More than $500,000 estimated damage was done Friday, July 6/2019, as a result of a garage fire at a residence on Wilson Rd in Welland. “The fire fully consumed the garage and a separate building, we called a pool house, behind the garage,” Welland Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brian Kennedy said Saturday. “There was […]

Court fines corporation $20,000

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Court fines corporation $20,000

City of St. Catharines press release – Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick says all buildings must be fire safe and up to code after the Ontario Court of Justice levied $20,000 in fines against the corporate owner of an industrial storage facility. On Friday, June 14/2019, 55 Oakdale Investments, the corporate owner of the industrial […]

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Unattended cooking fire causes $125,000 damage

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Unattended cooking fire causes $125,000 damage

City of St. Catharines press release – Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick is urging residents to be especially careful when cooking and to make sure they pay attention to what’s happening on their stoves after a kitchen fire caused an estimated $125,000 damage to a family’s home over the weekend. “We urge residents to never […]

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Careless smoking causes high rise apartment fire

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Careless smoking causes high rise apartment fire

City of St. Catharines press release – Deputy Fire Chief Frank Biancucci urges smokers to make sure their cigarettes are completely extinguished after a recent high-rise apartment fire. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of fire at 1:38 p.m. Saturday/June 8/2019 at 35 Towering Heights Blvd. On arrival, firefighters found smoke visible from a third-floor […]

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St. Catharines fire department begins fire safety home visits

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St. Catharines fire department begins fire safety home visits

City of St. Catharines press release – St. Catharines firefighters are hitting the streets this summer to help families protect themselves with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Management Services begins its Alarmed for Life program raising awareness for home and fire safety Monday, June 3. Firefighters will go […]

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Wainfleet Fire partners with local business

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Wainfleet Fire partners with local business

press release – Wainfleet Fire & Emergency Services has added a new Kubota Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) to their fleet Thursday, May 30/2019, through a unique “Public/Private Partnership.” Ben Berg Farm & Industrial Equipment has donated a Kubota RTV XG-850 “Sidekick” to the Township on a loan-style program. At the end of the term, the […]

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