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No injuries in Arundel Street fire

Current River home sustains significant damage after basement fire, but no injuries reported.

THUNDER BAY – No injuries are reported after firefighters responded to a fire in the basement of an Arundel Street home Sunday morning.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire in a duplex in the 300s block of Arundel around 9 a.m.

The first arriving crew from TBFR’s Hodder Avenue station was on scene within three minutes, according to a release from the service.

Initial responders reported heavy smoke coming from main floor windows on one side of the duplex, which at first hampered efforts to locate a “well advanced” contents fire in the basement.

After a second alarm was called, responders were able to quickly bring the fire under control and complete a thorough search of the building. No occupants were found to be inside the residence.

Occupants of the adjacent section of the semi-detached home were evacuated.

Smoke, fire, and water damage to the half of the duplex where the fire occurred was significant, while the other half sustained no fire or smoke damage, TBFR reported.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported as a result of the fire.

A cause of the fire had not yet been determined Sunday afternoon, with a fire investigator set to take control of the scene.

A total of six pumpers, one aerial ladder, and a platoon chief responded to the fire Sunday.

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