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Smoking materials blamed for Donald Street fire

No one injured in afternoon fire, which was quickly put out by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews.
Donald Street Fire 2022
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews respond to a contents fire on Donald Street East on Sunday, July 3, 2022. (Thunder Bay Fire Rescue photo)

THUNDER BAY -- An afternoon fire at a Donald Street East residence was quickly brought under control, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials. 

According to a release issued on Sunday by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, a call came in at about 1:30 p.m. indicating a possible structural fire. Upon arrival firefighters quickly determined it to be a contents fire, finding heavy smoke developing in an apartment located on the second floor of the building. 

Crews immediately advanced an attack line into unit to attempt to extinguish a fire that still in its early stages that had not yet impacted the overall structural integrity of the building.

Additional TBFR personnel were assigned to ventilate and complete a thorough search of the entire building to make sure all occupants had been accounted for and that there were no injuries to tenants of the structure.

The fire was quickly brought under control and there were no injuries to either residents or firefighters. 

Damage was limited to the apartment of the fire’s origin where renovations were taking place at the time of the fire. No other tenants of the building were displaced as a result of the fire.

Six pumpers, an aerial ladder and a command unit were dispatched to the fire. 




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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