Fire

‘Tinderbox’ goes up in flames, no one hurt in Ayton fire

The cause of a five-unit apartment fire in Ayton early Wednesday, which left no one injured, is undetermined but not suspicious, West Grey Fire Chief Phil Schwartz said Thursday. Neighbours got all residents out of the building and they’d left by the time firefighters arrived, Schwartz said. The Red Cross also assisted the tenants, he […]

Damage pegged at $200K after late-night barn blaze

Crews from the Chatham-Kent Fire Department battled a late-night blaze on Sunday in Blenheim that destroyed a barn. Officials pegged the damage at about $200,000. The cause was undetermined as of mid-morning on Monday and there were no injuries. Crews from detachments in Blenheim and North Harwich were at the scene of the fire on […]

Fire does $350K damage to Southwestern Ontario century home

A New Year’s Day fire did an estimated $350,000 damage to a Norfolk County century home, a fire official says. A neighbour called 911 after spotting the fire at 2005 Old Highway 24, near Wilsonville, a small rural community near Waterford, about an hour’s drive southeast of London. Four Norfolk fire stations responded just before […]

Chatham-Kent firefighters battle late-night blaze

Crews from the Chatham-Kent Fire Department battled a late-night blaze in Blenheim on Sunday. Crews from detachments in Blenheim and North Harwich were at the scene of the fire on Mull Road, at about 11 p.m. Sunday There were no reports of injuries or damage estimates, officials with the fire department said in a statement. […]

Santa uses fire truck to make window visits to hospital patients, staff

Santa Claus didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic prevent him from bringing some holiday cheer to children and others spending Christmas Eve at the Owen Sound hospital. The jolly old elf traded his sleigh for the Owen Sound Fire Department’s new Sutphen 100-foot mid-mount aerial platform truck for part of Friday evening, so he could wave […]

Investigators determine cause of house fire that killed grandfather

There were no working smoke alarms in a house southeast of St. Thomas where an accidental fire killed one person, Ontario’s Fire Marshal has determined. Emergency crews responded about 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, to a house fire at 51560 Nova Scotia Line in Malahide Township where investigators later found the remains of one […]

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