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Fire heavily damages Stapleton Street home

Interior of Westfort home charred in Saturday night fire

THUNDER BAY -- A structural fire caused heavy damage on Saturday to a Stapleton Street residence.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at approximately 10:35 p.m. and found heavy smoke emitting from the building.

Crews determined the fire was concentrated near a window at the rear of the home. Firefighters breached the window and knocked the fire down. They then fully extinguished it, as conditions improved inside the home.

A search determined the building was vacant at the time of the fire.

Damage is heavy, with the interior charred throughout.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, in a release issued on Sunday morning, said five pumpers and a ladder truck attended the two-alarm incident.

No one was injured.

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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