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Written by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

May 5, 2008, Saskatoon - Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was kept busy Saturday night with a number of overlapping incidents between 10 p.m. and midnight. The StarPhoenix reports that a 15-year-old girl has been charged with arson in one of the incidents. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
May 2, 2008, Woodstock, N.B.  - A brake problem is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a 16-metre trailer full of tires on the Trans-Canada Highway in western New Brunswick.
Written by The Vancouver Sun

April 30, 2008, Esquimalt, B.C. - The tragic last moments of a couple killed by a smouldering fire in their apartment on the weekend have been pieced together by fire investigators. The Vancouver Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press

April 30, 2008, Bowmanville, Ont. - A fire in a 100-year-old building in Bowmanville's downtown core has left 15 people homeless.

Written by The Canadian Press

April 30, 2008, Melville, Sask. - A fire truck was rear-ended while crews were battling a grass fire near Melville, Sask.

Written by London Free Press
April 27, 2008, Mossley, Ont. - Five family cats were killed when fire ripped through a home southeast of London as the owners ate breakfast out yesterday. The London Free Press reports. READ MORE
Written by CBC

April 25, 2008, St. John's - As the CBC reports, Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones wants Newfoundland and Labrador's fire commissioner to ensure the province's schools are safe. READ MORE

Written by Montreal Gazeette
April 25, 2008, Montreal - The union representing Montreal's 2,300 firefighters claims its members were sent in to battle car fires during Monday night's post-hockey rampage with no plan to co-ordinate their efforts and found themselves in harm's way as the mob targeted them and their fire trucks with bricks. The Montreal Gazette reports that the union and the department have differeing views. READ MORE
Written by Halifax Chronicle Herald

April 23, 2008, Halifax - A fire that blazed through the early morning hours destroyed two businesses, forced the evacuation of a nearby building and threatened to tie up the morning commute on one of the city's busiest streets. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by Hallifax Chronicle Herald

April 21, 2008, Wolfville, N.S. - A Wolfville mother and her three young children escaped from a burning apartment by jumping from a second-storey window early Sunday morning, but a family cat died. The Chronicle Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by Carey Fredericks
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                                                         Photo by John Riddell
Toronto firefighter John Tuffner carries a memorial plaque during a ceremony to honour line-of-duty-deaths from work-related illnesses recently recognized in provincial legislation. The ceremony, held by Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, was to present commemorative station plaques to be hung at each firefighter's last hall as well as medal for
the families.
Written by Vancouver Sun

April 18, 2008, Nanaimo, B.C. - One person is dead and police say they found a substantial marijuana-growing operation after an early-morning trailer fire south of Nanaimo on Thursday. The Vancouver Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by Ottawa Citizen

April 16, 2008, Ottawa - Fire destroyed a large farmer's shed Wednesday evening at a farm northwest of Greely. The Ottawa Citizen reports. READ MORE

Written by Calgary Herald

April 17, 2008, Calgary - A short circuit in a coffee maker is being blamed for a duplex fire that caused $650,000 in damage and property loss earlier this week. The Calgary Herald reports that the fire was accidental, caused  when the coffee maker ignited due to a short circuit. READ MORE
 

Written by Durhamregion.com
April 17, 2008, Clarington, Ont. - As Durhamregion.com reports, forcing new home builders to install residential sprinkler systems may not be a burning issue, say Clarington councillors. READ MORE
Written by Fredericton Daily Gleaner

April 15, 2008, Fredericton - The City of Fredericton and its firefighters have ratified a five-year contract that was rendered after binding arbitration, the Daily Gleaner reports. READ MORE

Written by Hamilton Spectator

April 15, 2008, Hamilton, Ont. - Two Hamilton police officers are being praised for their heroic rescue of 56 elderly residents from a burning Huntsville area retirement home late Sunday night. The Hamilton Spectator reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
April 13, 2008 Quebec - Quebec City's mayor wants a firm commitment from the Conservative government that the Voltigeurs de Quebec drill hall, razed in a blaze last week, will be rebuilt by next year. 
Written by The Canadian Press
April 10, 2008, Delta B.C. - Three people have died in a house fire south of Vancouver and police are trying to determine if a marijuana grow-up at the residence had anything to do with the blaze.
Written by Hamilton Spectator

April 10, 2008, Hamilton, Ont. - Firefighters responding to a devastating blaze at the a packaging plant last summer did not know the fire involved rodent poisons. As the Hamiliton Spectator reports, that's one finding from an Ontario Fire Marshal investigation into the July 26 blaze that caused $1.5 million damage, spilled millions of litres of runoff into a creek and killed thousands of fish. READ MORE

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