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Fire service completes firefighting operations at Pioneer Flower Farms

Fire service completes firefighting operations at Pioneer Flower Farms

City of St. Catharines press release – After nearly three days at the scene of a major fire at 1900 Seventh Street Louth, St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services completed its firefighting operations on Monday. The fire, which started at about 11 p.m. on Friday night, was completely extinguished at about 4 p.m. on Monday […]

Fire contained, firefighters dealing with hotspots

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Fire contained, firefighters dealing with hotspots

St. Catharines firefighters are still on scene at the fire at Pioneer Flower Farms Limited on Seventh St. An update to the City of St. Catharines Twitter account posted around 6 p.m. said:  “Fire Update: firefighters are still on scene of the fire on Seventh Street. While the fire is contained they continue to battle […]

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Firefighters battling major blaze in St. Catharines

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Firefighters battling major blaze in St. Catharines

Firefighters in St. Catharines are currently involved in battling a major fire at Pioneer Flower Farms Limited which broke out late Friday night, Aug. 16/2019. According to one unidentified worker at the scene, the fire is believed to have started in the mechanical room. The loss will be well over 50 million dollars. Warnings have […]

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Acting Fire Chief issues safety reminders following holiday weekend fires

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Acting Fire Chief issues safety reminders following holiday weekend fires

City of St. Catharines press release –  Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick is reminding parents to educate their children about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters, following a garage fire in St. Catharines on Monday. St. Catharines firefighters were called to a Division Street property at about 1:53 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5/2019, […]

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Electrical fire in Welland causes $500,000+ damage

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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 […]

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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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