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Wainfleet fire estimated at $300,000+

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Wainfleet fire estimated at $300,000+

A fire in a residence on Side Road 18 in Wainfleet caused damage in excess of $300,000 Friday July 20/2018. Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brad Bigrigg said the estimate of loss is tentative and the cause is currently undetermined. No one was injured in the fire, the fire was discovered as the residents […]

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Accidental fire does $75,000 in damage

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Accidental fire does $75,000 in damage

About $75,000 damage was done to a Myrtle Ave. duplex Thursday July 19/2018 due to a fire. About 1 p.m. Thursday, the Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department responded to the fire at the two unit apartment after neighbours observed fire in the building. “There were no injuries,” Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief Welland Fire […]

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Nickel Street property owner convicted of Fire Code violations

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Nickel Street property owner convicted of Fire Code violations

The owner of the Port Colborne building where four people died as a result of a fire in December 2016 was convicted for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code in Provincial Offences Court Wednesday July 18/2018. Nelly Engelage received a  fine of $100,000 plus a victim surcharge of 25%. The amount is in […]

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Fort Erie announces open-air burning ban

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Fort Erie announces open-air burning ban

The Town of Fort Erie has issued an open-air burning ban effective Monday, July 16/2018 until further notice. “With the prolonged hot and dry weather, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Fort Erie has issued an indefinite ban on all open air burning including rural open-burns and backyard/beach fires effective July […]

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Pelham, Wainfleet issue fire bans

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Pelham, Wainfleet issue fire bans

Hot dry weather has led to fire bans being announced in the Township of Wainfleet and the Town of Pelham as of Friday July 13/2018. “Please be advised that effective immediately, a fire ban has been enacted in the Township of Wainfleet,” a notice from Township of Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Chief Shawn Schutten […]

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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

Staying safe at home means knowing what to do in an emergency, says Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick after another resident suffered serious injuries due to a cooking fire. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of smoke at 515 Carlton St. Monday, July 3/2018 at around 4 p.m. The resident was cooking with grease when […]

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