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Additional charges laid against Kingsville fire chief

Kingsville fire chief Bob Kissner — already accused of sex offences involving a minor — is facing additional charges, involving three more underage victims, say Ontario Provincial Police.

Space heaters, lack of smoke alarms, killed toddler

Space heaters caused a fire that killed a sleeping toddler and injured her twin sister, older brother and mother, fire officials say. The home also did not have working smoke alarms, said Vancouver Fire Chief John McKearney.

Firefighter hurt in explosion returns to work

Even as he lay on a hospital bed, unable to move his arms and legs, Tim Casarin knew he would one day return to the job he loved. The Mississauga, Ont., firefighter had survived a warehouse explosion that caused a cinder-block wall to collapse on top of him, shattering bones in his pelvis, legs, neck, face and skull. He had been found at the scene with no vital signs.
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On scene blog

It was 10 p.m. on a cold Wednesday night in November and the tones went off for a vehicle fire in the southwest part of town. Just another vehicle fire, thought Chief Jamie Coutts. The incident, it turned out, was the furthest thing from a run-of-the-mill call, and a good reminder to the members of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service to always be prepared. » Read more...
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Fatal fire set intentionally

A fire at a Toronto seniors' residence 11 months ago that left four people dead has been deemed intentional. Officials said investigators have determined the Feb. 5, 2016, fire started in combustible chairs located where two hallways intersect on the fifth floor of the apartment building. » Read more...

Dispute hampers response times, chief says

One year after residents sounded the alarm over a dispute between the Town of Onoway and the County of Lac Ste. Anne west of Edmonton, one fire chief says things have improved only slightly. » Read more...

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