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Tenants lucky in recent Welland structure fire

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Tenants lucky in recent Welland structure fire

Tenants in a home newly converted into tenant apartments on Welland St. are lucky after a fire broke out on the main floor of the two-story structure Sunday Feb. 3/2019. The main floor had no working smoke alarms. “The occupant of the main floor discovered the fire and went upstairs to notify the other tenants,”: […]

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Thawing frozen water pipes causes Port Colborne house fire

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Thawing frozen water pipes causes Port Colborne house fire

Port Colborne’s Fire and Emergency Services Department responded to a house fire at 108 Sugarloaf St. in Port Colborne in the late morning Thursday Jan. 18/2019. “The cause of the fire was due to careless use of a heating device to thaw an external frozen pipe,” a press release from the City of Port Colborne […]

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Landlords must provide safe homes for their tenants

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Landlords must provide safe homes for their tenants

City of St. Catharines press release – Landlords must make sure their rental properties are up to code and safe for their tenants to live in, Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick said after the Ontario Court of Justice levied fines in provincial court against two St. Catharines property owners on Dec. 14/2018. “Every resident deserves […]

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Unattended cooking cause $80,000 in fire damage

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Unattended cooking cause $80,000 in fire damage

City of St. Catharines press release – Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick is urging residents to be especially careful when cooking and storing combustibles near their cooking appliances after two kitchen fires on Sunday, Dec. 9/2018. “We urge residents to always attend to their cooking, keep combustible storage and materials away from the stove and […]

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Fire destroys one trailer, damages another

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Fire destroys one trailer, damages another

An early morning fire at Sherkston Shores destroyed one trailer and damaged another Monday Nov. 11/2018. “It was initially reported as up to ten trailers on fire at Sherkston Trailer Park,” said Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright. “As we responded we where informed that the fire was actually one trailer on fire.” […]

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Set your clocks back, test smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

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Set your clocks back, test smoke  and carbon monoxide alarm

City of St. Catharines press release – When you are setting your clock back this Sunday for Daylight Savings Time, test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms as well, urges Deputy Fire Chief Frank Biancucci. Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms provide early warning when there’s a problem in the home and everyone needs […]

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