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Gander Fire Rescue opens new hall
July 29, 2011, Gander, N.L. - The Town of Gander, N.L., celebrated the official opening of its new fire hall on Friday.
Fighting fire with public awareness
July 29, 2011, Winnipeg - According to the firefighters union, Winnipeg has been the arson and fire capital of Canada for the last 20 years, as well as the worst city in the country for fire deaths. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Maritime firefighters to compete in Moncton
July 29, 2011, Moncton, N.B. - The Maritime Firefit Combat Challenge comes to Moncton this weekend and the public is invited to drop by and check out all the excitement for free. The Times and Transcript reports.
Gatineau firefighters battle two blazes
July 29, 2011, Gatineau, Que. - Firefighters in Gatineau were busy early Friday with a pair of house fires. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
More B.C. firefighters head to Ontario
July 29, 2011, Kimberley, B.C. - As this rather damp, chilly summer continues, and locals complain about the lack of nice summer weather, Ontario is burning up. A summer heat wave has hit that province hard, especially the Northwestern region, where over one hundred fires are burning, mostly in wilderness areas, although many fly-in First Nations reserves have been evacuated. The Kimberley Daily Bulletin reports.
Fire and rescue boat back on the water
July 29, 2011, Chester, N.S. - The smoke choking out of the engines was so bad Steven Wagner couldn’t see out the back of the boat he had just fired up. That’s a bad thing, especially when it is Chester’s fire and rescue boat. The Chronicle Herald reports.
Faulty wiring suspected in Montreal restaurant blaze
July 29, 2011, Montreal - Firefighters believe that a blaze that started in the Liverpool House restaurant on Thursday morning was started by old, faulty wiring. CTV Montreal reports.
Late night fire guts legion
July 29, 2011, Millville, N.B. - A late-night fire Wednesday in Millville destroyed the community’s Royal Canadian Legion, but firefighters were able to save some mementos gathered by local veterans. CBC News reports.
Arson suspected in resturant fire
July 29, 2011, Ottawa - August brides can stop panicking. They'll still get their cake. That's what Joe Calabro, owner of Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana, said as he stood outside his restaurant watching workers begin the cleanup from a fire that swept through the building early Thursday morning. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Passersby avert disaster in car fire
July 28, 2011, Ottawa – The quick thinking of two passersby may have averted a tragedy after a car caught fire after an accident on Thursday. The Ottawa Citizen reports.