A family is homeless after their home south of Ottawa was destroyed by fire but a local boy is being applauded for kicking down the front door and saving the pet dogs.
Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting smoke and flames from the home at 7398 McCordick Road, about 35 km south of Ottawa, at 11:50 a.m. Friday.
When crews arrived, firefighters immediately attacked the fire from outside to be able to enter the home. But the fire grew quickly and firefighters were forced to remain outside.
A flooring company in receivership after its owner was arrested in a massive cocaine investigation was left a charred mess Monday morning.
Artwood Flooring on Eastchester Ave. E. in St. Catharines — a company raided in the police probe dubbed Project Ink — went up in smoke just before 1 a.m.
“We are treating it as suspicious,” said Const. Derek Watson, Niagara Regional Police spokesman.
Police, St. Catharines Fire Services and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the blaze. A damage estimate was not available Monday but the fire chief said it could be as high as $1 million.
The company at 443 Eastchester Ave. E. is currently under receivership, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada.
It went through a proceeding on Nov. 2. and is in the hands of trustee MSI Spergel Inc. in Toronto.
OTTAWA — An abandoned school on the old Rockcliffe military base was destroyed overnight despite the best efforts of firefighters called to the site around 3 a.m.
A witness called 911 to report flames at the closed base.
As soon as firefighters arrived, they began attacking the burning building, which was almost completely engulfed in flames.
Fire Services spokesman Marc Messier said about 45 firefighters were expected to be fighting the fire “for the better part of the day.”
MT. BRYDGES - Tammy Carter loved her two sons beyond measure and, even though she didn’t have much to call her own, she would have given even that to a stranger, her father said Sunday night.
“She was a very kind human being. She’d give the shirt off her back to anyone who had less,” said David Carter, Sr.
Tammy Carter, 41, died in a house fire in the main floor of a duplex at 701 Railroad St. early Saturday morning, along with David Vanheule, her 34-year-old “loving friend”, as David Carter described him, also died in the fire.
A 27-year-old man is in hospital with severe burns that he suffered before his roommate rescued him from a burning building early Monday morning.
The fire victim suffered third-degree burns to almost half of his body, a Toronto EMS spokesperson told CP24 after paramedics responded to the blaze on Queen Street West, just west of Spadina Avenue.
The two-alarm blaze broke out in a building at 410 Queen St. W., which is home to Jacobs Hardware and apartments.
TRENTON, Ont. — Two firefighters had to be rescued after they went into search for a woman believed to have been trapped in a burning strip bar in downtown Trenton, Ont., Monday morning.
The three-storey Sherwood Forest Inn collapsed just after 11 a.m. A series of explosions kept firefighters back and sent chunks of the building crashing onto several streets.
Two firefighters who ran into the building to find a woman believed to have been trapped on the third floor were later pulled out by fellow firefighters.
Five people were sent to hospital, three in critical condition, after a two-alarm fire in the Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue East area early Tuesday.
Fire crews arrived just after 1 a.m. to find the house on Canlish Road fully engulfed in flames. The firefighters managed to pull three people out during a frantic rescue.
Neighbour Christine Anderchuck watched it happen.
An east-end home was gutted by a three-alarm fire Sunday morning.
The blaze broke out inside the garage of a home on Cedar Brae Boulevard near Eglinton Avenue and Bellamy Road at around 11 a.m.
Several people were inside the home at the time, but everyone got out safely.