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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 the building’s smoke detector wasn't working. The investigation is ongoing but the fire is believed to be accidental.

Esquimalt landlord facing arson charges

A landlord has been charged with arson in connection with a fire at an Esquimalt, B.C., home. Wei Li was arrested last Tuesday following the blaze.

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. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause.
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Workers decontaminated after Toronto recycling plant fire

Workers at a north Toronto recycling plant were decontaminated on Friday due to an unknown substance that caused breathing difficulties. Toronto Fire Platoon Chief Doug Harper told The Canadian Press crews arrived at the facility just before midnight. Workers were decontaminated in a portable shower and two were reportedly taken to hospital. » Read more...

Firefighters rescue four from burning home

Four people and two dogs were rescued from a house fire in Corner Brook, N.L., on Tuesday morning. Deputy Chief Craig Harnum told CBC News the department received a call around 3:30 a.m. Two of the residents were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. » Read more...

Gatineau fire, explosion displaces resident

An explosion and fire at an apartment building in Gatineau, Que., caused an estimated $85,600 in damage on Monday evening. The explosion occurred in a ground-floor apartment and the fire displaced one resident. Gatineau police are investigating. » Read more...

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