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Displaced tenants accommodated after fire

Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board says working smoke-detection equipment was in place at Bertrand Court when fire broke out in a unit on Tuesday morning.
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A woman surveys the damage after a fire at a Bertrand Court apartment unit sent one person to hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – A fire that broke out Tuesday in a Bertrand Court apartment unit has displaced 16 other tenants from their homes.

Another person was sent to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Bill Bradica, head of the Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board, on Wednesday said all 16 tenants have been accommodated elsewhere for the time being, until the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is finished with its investigation and they’re allowed back into the Court Street public-housing complex.

Bradica said the building was equipped with the proper smoke detection equipment.

“All TBDSSAB buildings have fire plans in place as approved by the Thunder Bay Fire Department, and Bertrand Court had smoke alarms in place, inspected and in working order at the time of last inspection in accordance with regulations,” he said in a statement.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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