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Former firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former Mayerthorpe, Alta. volunteer firefighter, Lawson Michael Schalm, has pleaded guilty to four counts of arson, including last April’s CN trestle bridge fire in Mayerthorpe. The Crown proposed a five-year prison sentence, while the defence asked for 18 months jail time with probation.

Grocery store fire prompts state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared after a fire destroyed the only grocery store in the First Nations community of Brochet, Man. The fire smoldered for more than 12 hours on Sunday morning in the remote northern Manitoba community. Officials consider the fire suspicious and police are investigating the cause.

First Nations leaders call for fire-death inquest

One year after six adults and three children died in a house fire in the Pikangikum First Nation near Thunder Bay, Ont., Indigenous leaders are demanding the province conduct an inquest into fire-related deaths on reserves in northern Ontario.

Firefighters rush to save homes from flooding

Volunteer firefighters in a rural Manitoba municipality rushed to sandbag homes and build dikes after a sudden spike in water levels at Netley Creek near Petersfield, Man.
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Point Pelee Park fire declared out

A marsh fire at Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario has been put out. The Leamington Fire department believes the fire was naturally occurring and does not consider the fire suspicious. » Read more...

Proceedings begin for firefighters charged with fraud

Last week, the criminal trial began for a pair of firefighters accused of defrauding about $250,000 in donations from a fund meant to help families of firefighters killed or injured on the job. Neither of the accused was present at the Milton, Ont. courtroom, although their lawyers made a brief appearance on their behalf. The case will return to court April 26. » Read more...

Rodent infestation forces closure of fire hall

A rodent infestation forced fire crews from station 37 in Ottawa’s Riverside South to be reassigned to other stations on Sunday. » Read more...

Industrial blaze prompts evacuation order

Ontario Provincial Police in Elgin County and the West Elgin Fire Department issued an evacuation order last Tuesday after concerns were raised that fumes from a West Elgin fire may be toxic. » Read more...

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