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Man recovering after being rescued from house fire
Jan. 13, 2012, St. Catharines, Ont. – The condition of a St. Catharines man who was rescued from a fire at his home by a pair of men who happened to be driving by around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning is improving. The St. Catharines Standard reports.
ORNGE wasted $600,000 on empty hangar
Jan. 13, 2012, Toronto – ORNGE air ambulance is paying $50,000 a month for a Hamilton hangar that sits empty and unused. It’s the latest blunder at the provincial service tasked with transporting patients, saving lives and spending health care dollars wisely. The Toronto Star reports.
Stubborn blaze ruins church attic
Jan. 13, 2012, Hamilton, Ont. – Hamilton fire officials believe an electrical problem may have touched off a stubborn attic fire in a Stoney Creek church early Thursday. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Two firefighters hurt in motel blaze
Jan. 13, 2012, Coldbrook, N.S. – Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire at the Pine View Inn in Coldbrook, N.S., Wednesday night. CBC News reports.
Saint John inn fire ruled accidental
Jan. 13, 2012, Saint John, N.B. – Investigators have concluded that a fire that destroyed a historic Saint John inn on Sunday was accidental, but the exact cause is still under investigation. CBC News reports.
Three fires set in B.C. park
Jan. 13, 2012, Vancouver – Vancouver firefighters have had to put out fires at three separate locations in Stanley Park, the fire department says. CBC News reports.
Man dies in highrise fire
Jan. 13, 2012, Etobicoke, Ont. – A man is dead after a blaze in an Etobicoke highrise Thursday. The Toronto Star reports.
Toronto firefighter’s mayday from burning building
Jan. 13, 2012, Toronto – Monday's fire at a Toronto storage unit was deemed too dangerous for an interior fire fight in the morning, but by afternoon, it seemed OK to go back in. But when Captain Kevin Aucoin bent down to move some smoky debris, he realized all too quickly that it wasn't when the concrete floor crumbled beneath him. The Toronto Star reports.
Firebombing targets Montreal pizzeria
Jan. 12, 2012, Montreal - A pizzeria in Montreal North was firebombed early Wednesday morning, the third time the business has been hit by an arson attack. CBC News reports.
Vancouver firefighters head to El Salvador
Jan. 12, 2012, Vancouver - Liberal Senator Larry Campbell will join a group of B.C. firefighters heading to El Salvador next week to provide enhanced training for Central American firefighters. The Vancouver Courier reports.