Monday, December 8, 2014

Fire Dept News

Industrial Blaze

Staff used extinguishers until fire department arrived

Released by CFD Asst Fire Chief Michael Bourdon/Voice photos


t 12:30 p.m. today, firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a two-storey industrial structure fire in the 8800-block of Charles Street.


On arrival, fire crews were met by staff and upon further investigation a small fire was burning inside a baler unit used to crush plastic products.


Staff quickly initiated dry chemical fire extinguishers which helped control the fire until firefighters on-scene were able to extinguisher with water.


There was no fire damage to the unit and the building sustained moderate smoke damage.


There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.


Cause of the fire is accidental.



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