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Written by Cumberland News Now
Mar. 7, 2019, Oxford, N.S. - Firefighters responded to a fire at Oxford Frozen Foods, Plant 2, Tuesday night. “When we first arrived on scene there’s was nothing very visible, just some smoke through the ventilation shaft. We thought it might be from the ventilation motor,” said Ken Hickman, deputy fire chief of the Oxford Fire Department. “When we were checking that out, we realized it was a fire in their fryers where they do the onion rings.” Cumberland News Now reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Mar. 7, 2019, Edmonton - Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded to a fire at the Sutton Place Hotel just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at 10:07 p.m., crews found heavy smoke on the upper floors of the hotel. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Mar. 6, 2019, Fredericton - The City of Fredericton has named a long-serving firefighter as their new fire chief. The city’s chief administrative officer, Chris MacPherson, announced the new chief on Monday morning following a job search and interview process over the past several weeks. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 6, 2019, Chelmsford, Ont. - Five school buses were destroyed in a late night fire in Chelmsford. Greater Sudbury firefighters were called to C and D Bus Lines just before midnight on Monday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
Mar. 6, 2019, Laval, Que. - A shopping centre in Laval’s St-François district was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday.
Written by Global News
Mar. 6, 2019, Calgary - Calgary fire crews were kept busy on Tuesday with two separate basement fires. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Surrey Now-Leader
Mar. 5, 2019, Surrey, B.C. - Surrey’s fire chief says the number of people dying in house fires has dropped 46 per cent since the inception of its HomeSafe program, which provides free smoke alarms and home safety inspections to residents. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 5, 2019, Moncton, N.B. - The Moncton Fire Department has started the process of establishing a Hazmat team for southeast New Brunswick. Fire Chief Conrad Landry says the department has just concluded an 80-hour training program to help firefighters become Hazmat technicians. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 5, 2019, Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers, Ont. - An investigation is underway after "suspected" human remains were found following a residential fire in the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers on Monday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Western Star
Mar. 5, 2019, Corner Brook, N.L. - The Corner Brook Fire Department now has a clearer idea of how it is to handle emergency calls that come in from outside its jurisdiction. The city approved a revised out-of-jurisdiction policy for the department during the public meeting of city council Monday evening. The Western Star reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
Mar. 5, 2019, Caledon, Ont. - Officials in Caledon, Ont., say a person who was missing after a fire broke out at a local flight school Monday morning has been accounted for.
Written by CBC News
Mar. 5, 2019, Toronto - A male is dead and another person is seriously injured after a five-alarm fire in a residential property in downtown Toronto on Monday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 4, 2019, Sydney, N.S. - A volunteer firefighter in Cape Breton is concerned about the limited availability of ambulances in Nova Scotia and wants to help. Deputy Chief Rod Beresford of the Westmount Volunteer Fire Department says some members are willing to take medical first responder training, which could help people waiting for paramedics to arrive. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Winnipeg Sun
Mar. 4, 2019, Winnipeg - For the second time in a week, fire crews were called to combat a fire on an industrial property in St. Boniface. The Winnipeg Sun reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 4, 2019, Hawkesbury, Ont. - A countertop and cabinet factory in Hawkesbury, Ont., is temporarily closed after a major fire Friday night. The fire at the Prémoulé factory broke out inside a garbage container shortly after 9 p.m. and quickly spread, the local fire department said. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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