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Smoke alarms saved lives in Fort Frances



On October 27, 2020, at approximately 4:29 AM the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service responded to a residential fire in the 500 Block of Front Street.

Five full-time Firefighters, eight part-time Firefighters, the Fire Chief and two pumper trucks responded to the scene.

Due to the quick response of firefighters, the fire was quickly knocked down and contained to a small area; the cause of the fire has been determined to be electrical.

I would like to thank all members of our team who responded to this fire. Well done!

I would also like to thank the residents of the home for being responsible and having working smoke alarms. The residents were alerted to this fire early on due to the activation of a working smoke alarm, which woke everyone up who were asleep.

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

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

Fire Safety … it starts with you!


Smoke alarm know-how from the Government of Canada:

  • Install smoke alarms outside each bedroom and sleeping area, and on each level of your home, including the basement.

  • Read and follow every step of the manufacturer's directions when you install your smoke alarms.

  • Test your smoke alarms every month to make sure that they are working properly.

  • Follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning your smoke alarms.

  • Change the batteries as often as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Replace any smoke alarm that is more than ten years old.

  • Investigate any false alarms, and have an escape plan in case of a real fire.

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