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Passing NRPS officer alerts occupants of structure fire

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Passing NRPS officer alerts occupants of structure fire

Three occupants of a Welland duplex were awoken early Saturday morning Aug. 4/2018 by a passing Niagara Regional Police officer who had spotted that their residence was on fire. Welland fire responded at 5:45 a.m. to the South Pelham Rd. duplex, three adults in their 50s had been evacuated safely. They had been living in […]

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Court imposes $15,000 in fines for fire code violations

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Court imposes $15,000 in fines for fire code violations

City of St. Catharines press release – A St. Catharines landlord must pay $15,000 in fines for fire code violations relating to the lack of maintenance for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms at his rental property as per the Ontario Court of Justice. Jestin Philipose, a director of the corporation that owns the rental […]

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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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