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First Nation fire claims man's life
April 23, 2012, Sandy Bay First Nation, Man. - Flames tore through a house on Sandy Bay First Nation on Friday night, claiming the life of a young man trapped inside the inferno. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
April 20, 2012, Indianapolis - You’d think that being stateside with 30,000 or so fire personnel from all over North America that you would be unlikely to run into people from say, Burlington, Ont., or, King Township, neighbours to the west and northeast of where I’m based in Oakville, Ont.
Grimsby firefighters get a helping hand
April 20, 2012, Grimsby, Ont. - In the world of fire fighting, it is not unusual for departments to reach out to each other. But it is a little more rare for a private fire company to lend a hand to a department in need. The fire and security department at U.S. Steel Canada handed over 21 Scott air packs, roughly 45 air bottles and a number of masks to the Grimsby Fire Department Tuesday. Niagarathisweek.com reports.
Brockville, firefighters head to conciliation
April 20, 2012, Brockville, Ont, - Salaries and benefit costs are at the heart of the impasse that is taking Brockville and its firefighters to provincial conciliation, the city's human resources director said Wednesday. The Brockville Recorder and Times reports.
Fire crews contain forest fire near Halifax airport
April 20, 2012, Halifax - Fire crews have brought a forest fire near east of Halifax Stanfield International Airport under control. The Chronicle Herald reports.
Pickle Lake hotel damaged by fire
April 20, 2012, Pickle Lake, Ont. - The only hotel and its restaurant in Pickle Lake, Ont. have been badly damaged by fire. CBC News reports.
Blaze destroys hay-filled barn
April 20, 2012, Manitock, Ont. - A barn filled with hay went up in flames on Prince of Wales Drive near Manitock on Thursday evening. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Fire destroys Montreal apartment
April 20, 2012, Montreal - A fire ravaged an apartment near the Gay Village early Friday, but spared other units in the building. The Montreal Gazette reports.
Muskoka Heights inquest hears owner "knew nothing"
April 19, 2012, Midhurst, Ont. – The owner of Muskoka Heights Retirement Home in Orillia purchased and ran the home with no knowledge of operating a seniors’ home. The Barrie Examiner reports.
Smoke detector saves family
April 19, 2012, Fortune Bridge, P.E.I. – Provincial Fire Marshal Dave Rossiter says a working smoke alarm can be credited with saving three lives early this morning. The Guardian reports.