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Barn lost to fire in West Lincoln

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Barn lost to fire in West Lincoln

A West Lincoln barn was completely destroyed by fire Monday morning, said Niagara Regional Police. Police said West Lincoln Fire and Emergency Services responded to 1296 Smithville Rd. at 2:30 a.m. for the report of a barn. Once on scene, firefighters found a barn fully-engulfed in flames. The barn did not contain any livestock, and […]

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Fire causes evacuation in St. Catharines

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Fire causes evacuation in St. Catharines

More than 200 residents were evacuated from a seven-storey St. Catharines apartment building after a fire broke out in a fifth floor apartment Monday afternoon. Niagara Regional Police and the St. Catharines Fire Department responded to Mountbel Apartments, 5 Louis Ave., at 4:40 p.m. Niagara EMS paramedics were also responded to the fire. In a […]

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Port Colborne fire truck caught up in building fire

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Port Colborne fire truck caught up in building fire

A fire at a Stoney Creek repair shop just over a week ago has left Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services without Engine 1, its first-response vehicle. And fire Chief Tom Cartwright doesn’t know what shape the five year old fire truck is in, because he hasn’t been able to see it due to the […]

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Arson charge for Thorold man

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Arson charge for Thorold man

Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged a 27 year old Thorold man with arson in relation to a fire at a Welland home last year. Police said on September 24, 2014, an explosion rocked a residence at 37 Evan St., as well as nearby homes.   In a release, police said in the aftermath of the […]

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Smoke fills hallway at Northland Pointe

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Smoke fills hallway at Northland Pointe

A broken light ballast on the third floor of Northland Pointe sent light smoke through a hallway and stairwell inside the Port Colborne long term care home, causing a nurse to activate an alarm pull station Sunday. “She did the right thing,” said Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright of the […]

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Pelham fire damage set at $350,000

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Pelham fire damage set at $350,000

Fire damage to a Pelham business on Balfour St. was so extensive that officials can’t determine the cause of the blaze, Pelham Fire Services chief Bob Lymburner said Sunday. “There was a heavy fire load in the building … that type of fire load destroys its own evidence,” said Lymburner. Thirty-five firefighters were called out […]

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