Tag Archives: Ontario

London, ON, Canada – Fire at retirement community extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A heating pad is getting the blame after a small fire broke out a retirement community in London.  The London Fire Department said on Monday around 7:25 p.m., a smoke alarm notified fire crews of the fire in an apartment unit at The Manor Village at 230 Victoria St.Continue Reading »

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada – Fire in high rise hotel quickly extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Multiple crews from Niagara Falls Fire Department were called to the Fallsview Boulevard highrise hotel about 3 p.m. Officials say the fire was quickly extinguished by the hotel’s sprinkler system. When police arrived, employees and guests had already evacuated the building.Continue Reading »

St. Catharines, ON, Canada – Sprinkler system activated for suspicious fire at sports bar and grill

Police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire at a bar on Glendale Avenue in Merritton early Monday.

St. Catharines firefighters were called to The Beach Sports Bar and Grill at 290 Glendale Ave. around 3:50 a.m. Monday.

The building was surrounded by yellow tape later that afternoon and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office was on scene investigating with Niagara Regional Police.Continue Reading »

Brantford, ON, Canada – Fire following explosion at paint factory is extinguished by sprinkler system

Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, Ministry of Labour and Brantford Fire Department are trying to determine the cause of a Thursday explosion that sent one person to hospital.  The explosion occurred at the Sherwin-Williams paint factory at 140 Garden Ave.Continue Reading »

Wallaceburg, ON, Canada – Second floor hotel fire controlled by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Firefighters who broke into a Wallaceburg building to help residents escape a blaze Monday morning said the sprinkler system prevented the situation from becoming tragic.

According to a release from the Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services, they were called just before 8am to a fire at Sam’s Hotel in Wallaceburg.Continue Reading »

Toronto, ON, Canada – Arson fire at historic building controlled by sprinkler system

Police have taken over the investigation into a fire at Old City Hall on Monday night after investigators determined that it was deliberately set.

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg told CP24 on Tuesday morning that investigators with the Ontario Fire Marshal and Toronto Fire Services made the ruling after wrapping up an extensive investigation at the historic building at around 4:30 a.m.Continue Reading »

Leamington, ON, Canada – Fire at food processing facility limited by sprinkler system

The Leamington Fire Department responded to a call at Top Line Farms, on the 500 block of Essex Road 18 around 6 p.m. Saturday.  Flames were pouring through a large portion of an outside wall when fire crews arrived.  Fire officials say the blaze appears to have been caused by an improperly discarded cigarette. Continue Reading »

Tilbury, ON, Canada – Industrial fire confined to point of origin by sprinkler system, Fire Chief says

Chatham-Kent firefighters tackled an industrial fire Saturday in Tilbury.  Officials say they first got the call shortly before 4pm, on a report of an activated fire alarm at 28 Mill St. W.  When firefighters arrived, they found the building filled with smoke and upgraded the call to a structure fire. Continue Reading »

Hamilton, ON, Canada – Sprinkler system helps limit damage, saves structure in food warehouse fire

The facility where all food for Fortino’s supermarkets is stored and packaged suffered heavy smoke damage after a multiple-alarm fire broke out in a back storage area Friday morning.  Firefighters were called to the commercial building on Rymal Road East around 9:22 a.m.Continue Reading »