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Teenager charged with arson in playground fire

A fire that destroyed an accessible playground in Tecumseh, Ont., on Tuesday was caused by a teenager with a can of gas, according to the town's mayor. Mayor Gary McNamara told CBC News a 13-year-old was involved in the incident. Provincial police have charged the teen with arson.

Embattled Amherstburg cop becomes full-time firefighter

Amherstburg, Ont., Fire Chief Bruce Montone confirmed to The Windsor Star Tuesday that controversial constable Andrew Challans was hired as one of the town’s only full-time firefighters the same day he resigned from the police force. Challans’ move on July 1 forced an end to his prosecution on excessive force charges. Amherstburg has 60 volunteers; Challans is one of four full-time firefighters.

Elderly woman unaccounted for after fire at Penticton home

Emergency responders in Penticton, B.C., have been unable to locate an elderly resident of a home that was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday.
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Making a mayday call, part 2

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Fatal Quebec fire believed to be accidental

Quebec provincial police say a house fire in Cap-Chat, Que., that caused the death of a woman and her two children on Sunday was likely the result of a cooking fire. A police spokesperson told The Canadian Press that the building’s smoke detector wasn't working. » Learn More

Fire tears through three Port Coquitlam buildings

A fire burned through three buildings and damaged two others in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Nick Delmonico told CBC News there were no fatalities or injuries in any of the homes. The cause is under investigation. » Learn More

Firefighters respond to fatal single vehicle crash

One person is dead after a pickup truck collided with a tree and caught fire in Charlotteville, Ont., on Saturday morning. Police told The Canadian Press firefighters extinguished the fire, but found a deceased person inside the truck. The cause is under investigation. » Learn More

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