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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.

Chatham firefighters battle toxic blaze

Residents in Chatham-Kent, Ont., about 80 kilometres east of Windsor, were asked to stay indoors and close their windows Saturday afternoon as firefighters battled a toxic blaze that sent thick black smoke into the sky.

Firefighters may oppose mandatory medical training: Chief

Some firefighters in Northumberland County are expected to challenge any county-wide certification program for firefighters that includes basic medical training or basic paramedic skills, says Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Chief Allan Mann.
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