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Welland fire approaches $600,000 in damages

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Welland fire approaches $600,000 in damages

At approximately 3 p.m., on October 17th, 2017, the Welland Fire and Emergency Services responded to a home on Montgomery road. Firefighters assembled and responded to the alarm quickly, arriving in less than 7 minutes. When firefighters arrived they were faced with a large fire that was being spread by heavy winds. The fire had […]

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Oakdale Ave. fire causes $300,000 damage

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Oakdale Ave. fire causes $300,000 damage

St. Catharines fire inspectors have determined that spilled chemicals, including fertilizer and chlorine for swimmin/g pools, that mixed and created a thermal reaction was the cause of the fire at 55 Oakdale Ave. on Wednesday Oct.18/2017. Crews responded to reports of the fire at the indoor industrial storage facility before 11 a.m. and had the […]

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Sharing fire safety message through open houses

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Sharing fire safety message through open houses

Fire safety week wrapped up around the region, several fire departments held an open house Saturday Oct. 14/2017 with activities highlighting the fire safety message about planning your route of escape for you family in case of fire. The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department’s open house was well attended, families enjoyed educational activities along […]

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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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