Garage lost in morning blaze

By Tyler Moffitt
Fort Frances Fire Chief

On October 30 at approximately 7:18 a.m. the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a structure fire (detached garage fire) in the 300 hundred block of Third Street West.

Six full-time firefighters, and five part-time firefighters responded with two pumper trucks, and a rescue pickup truck to the scene of the fire.

At approximately 9:20 a.m. most of the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service members returned to the fire hall, but some of the members remained on scene to assist the Ontario Provincial Police. 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!