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Keep fire hydrants clear of snow

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Keep fire hydrants clear of snow

With more than 1,000 fire hydrants across the city, most covered by by deep snowbanks, residents are being asked to clear them out if they can. “If the community wants to assist us, it’s appreciated,” said Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services fire Chief Tom Cartwright. He said if residents can’t clear the hydrants, firefighters […]

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Fire damages Welland home

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Fire damages Welland home

A home on Doan’s Ridge Rd. in Welland suffered “significant smoke and fire damage” said Welland Fire and Emergency Services fire Chief Denys Prevost on Twitter Wednesday night. Firefighters, both career and volunteer, were called out before 10 p.m. to the home, near Miller Rd., for the report of a fire. Flames were reported coming […]

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Twenty-seven fires in Wainfleet in 2014

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Twenty-seven fires in Wainfleet in 2014

Wainfleet firefighters responded to 224 emergency calls in 2014, said a report presented to council by fire Chief Harry Flagg recently. Of those calls, 77 were for medical assistance, 36 for other responses, 33 for false carbon monoxide calls, 32 rescue, 27 fires, 20 false fire calls, eight public hazards, nine pre-fire condition calls, and […]

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Fire destroys garage in Welland

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Fire destroys garage in Welland

Welland Fire and Emergency Services firefighters made quick work of a garage fire Wednesday morning. Firefighters, Niagara EMS paramedics and Niagara Regional Police were called to 11 Ridgewood Dr. at 10:37 a.m. for the report of a garage fire. Once on scene, firefighters found the garage, attached to the home, engulfed in flames. Thick black […]

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Three charged in bomb threat

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Three charged in bomb threat

Three St. Catharines youths were arrested by Niagara Regional Police after a bomb threat was made against Sir Winston Secondary School. Police said staff at Sir Winston received a call at 1:30 p.m. indicating that a bomb was inside the school. “The school was immediately placed into a lockdown while emergency services responded. A search […]

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Cause of fire undetermined

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Cause of fire undetermined

Investigators could not determine the cause of a fire that burned a Wainfleet home to the ground Tuesday morning, said fire Chief Harry Flagg. Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were called to 54254 Shafley Rd., home to a licensed medical marijuana grow-operation, at 3:30 a.m. after a passerby spotted the fire. A high fence […]

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