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Med call leads to discovery of building fire

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Med call leads to discovery of building fire

Welland firefighters were attending a medical assist call in Welland Monday, July 30/2018 when paramedics notified them that they could see smoke from the empty building next door. The notification went out about 2:50 p.m. for additional units and volunteers for the fire. The fire was on Niagara St. near the corner of Woodlawn, a […]

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Family safe, major damage in Wainfleet house fire

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Family safe, major damage in Wainfleet house fire

A Wainfleet residence suffered significant damage as well as smoke damage throughout the home Saturday after a fire. A father and his two children are safe from the fire at the Perry Rd. residence, the father was outside when he saw smoke coming from the eaves Saturday afternoon July 28/2018. He evacuated his two children […]

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Wainfleet, Fort Erie lift burn bans, Pelham’s continues

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Wainfleet, Fort Erie lift burn bans, Pelham’s continues

The Town of Fort Erie and the Township of Wainfleet have lifted burn bans this week, the burn ban in Pelham remains in effect. On Monday July 23/2018, the Township of Wainfleet lifted the burn ban including “all recreational fires as well as open/controlled burns,” the Township’s website said. “We will continue to monitor over […]

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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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