Damage, but no injuries in fire

By Tyler Moffitt
Fire Chief
Fort Frances Fire and Rescue

On September 17, 2022, at approximately 9 p.m. the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Sixth Street West.

Five full-time firefighters, eight part-time firefighters, and the fire chief responded with one pumper truck, and a rescue pickup truck to the scene of the fire.

At approximately 10:17 p.m. the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service was released from the scene, but the Ontario Provincial Police remained. There were no injuries reported.

Meanwhile, I would like to thank all team members of the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service, the OPP, and the Fort Frances Power Corporation for their quick response to this incident.

As well, I would like to remind people to practice fire safety in their place of residence by ensuring that working smoke alarms are installed on every level of their residence, and outside/near all sleeping areas. As well, for added protection we highly recommend installing working smoke alarms inside each bedroom/sleeping area.

Please stay vigilant in your efforts to ensure the protection of your family.

Fire Safety … it starts with you!