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Town of Inuvik looking into complaints against fire chief

At least two firefighters in Inuvik, N.W.T., have confirmed to CBC News they recently resigned because of the department's leadership under Chief Jim Sawkins. Several other firefighters say they have sent letters to the town about their concerns. Inuvik Mayor Jim Mcdonald told CBC News the town is looking into the allegations.

One dead, one missing after fire on Acadian Peninsula

A body was found at the site of a suspicious house fire on the Acadian Peninsula over the weekend, RCMP said in a press release Monday. The body was found in the debris of the house, in Six Roads, N.B., after it burned down Sunday morning. Another person believed to have been in the home was still unaccounted for Monday. A 19 year-old man has been taken into custody and the New Brunswick Major Crime Unit is investigating.

Maple Ridge department douses massive blaze

A large fire in an old tile store in downtown Maple Ridge, B.C., took crews several hours to contain overnight on Friday. Fire officials told CBC News every truck in the department was called out to the fight the fire.
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Fire marshal’s office investigating fatal Ajax fire

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating a fatal fire in Ajax, Ont., that occurred early Sunday. Firefighters were called to a possible structure fire in the north end of the town at 1:37 a.m. The fire left one person dead and the cause of the fire is under investigation. » Read more

Two-alarm house fire sends two to hospital

Two people were sent to hospital with minor injuries following a two-alarm house fire in a west-end Toronto neigbourhood. Officials at the scene told Global News the flames spread to the roof and adjacent homes were evacuated as a precaution. The cause of the fire is under investigation. » Read more

Hamilton firefighter injured battling blaze

A Hamilton, Ont., firefighter broke one leg and injured the other while responding to a fire on Friday afternoon. The firefighter was treated at Hamilton General Hospital Friday evening and the Ministry of Labour is conducting an internal review into what happened. » Read more

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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs mid-term meeting

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January 17-18, 2018
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