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Exchange District fire was accidental, officials say
April 24, 2012, Winnipeg - A fire that destroyed two buildings in Winnipeg's Exchange District Thursday morning was caused by an electrical failure in a music store, officials say. CBC News reports.
Teen charged in Brock University residence fire
April 24, 2012, St. Catharines, Ont. - A Milton university student has been charged with arson following a fire in a Brock University residence which sent students scrambling from the building Monday night. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Five-alarm fire ravages pita factory
April 24, 2012, Montreal - A pita factory in Montreal sustained heavy damage after a five-alarm fire broke out early Tuesday morning. CBC News reports.
Cause of Maritime Ice fire unclear
April 24, 2012, Moncton, N.B. - Fire officials have been unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed the Maritime Ice Co. Ltd. in downtown Moncton early Sunday morning. CBC News reports.
Edmonton duplex fire deemed suspicious
April 24, 2012, Edmonton, Alta. - Fire investigators believe a fire that destroyed a southwest Edmonton duplex that was under construction is suspicious. CBC News reports.
Blaze forces two people from home
April 24, 2012, Ottawa - A Monday night fire in Kanata has displaced two people from their home. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
House fire sends one man to hospital
April 24, 2012, Winnipeg - A man was sent to hospital with smoke inhalation after an early morning house fire in Winnipeg. CBC News reports.
Funding cut to Vancouver rescue team
April 23, 2012, Vancouver - Vancouver's fire chief is "shell-shocked" that the federal government is withdrawing funding to the city's specialized emergency disaster response team. CBC News reports.
No residents evacutaed in alarm at seniors home
April 23, 2012, Midhurst, Ont. - Not one resident was evacuated from Muskoka Heights Retirement Home when firefighters responded to an alarm two months before the deadly fire that killed four seniors. The Barrie Examiner reports.
Personal care worker alone at time of fire
April 23, 2012, Midhurst, Ont. - Petite personal service worker Denise Collins singlehandedly rescued nine residents from the burning Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence. “It’s unbelievable what you did,” Mike Pauze, District 3 vice-president of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association, said Thursday. The Barrie Examiner reports.