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Electrical Fire at Georgetown Bakery

From VOCM Firefighters were called out around 10:00 Saturday morning to find the building full of smoke. They made quick work of the blaze and gave the all-clear a short time later.   http://vocm.com/news/electrical-fault-cause-of-bakery-fire/  

Fire at Big R Restaurant on Blackmarsh Road

From The Telegram The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. by an employee who was still in the restaurant after closing. When firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department arrived on scene, the business was filled with smoke and smoke was pouring out of roof vents. Platoon chief Rick DeHann said it appears […]

Fire at downtown St. John’s restaurant India Gate

From CBC News Crews arrived on the scene just before 4 p.m. Saturday, and Duckworth Street was closed from Prescott Street to Church Hill as the crews fought the smoke and flame. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/india-gate-fire-1.3582836

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From CBC   Crews with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department were called Monday to a fire in a former business on the corner of Freshwater Road and Spencer Street. Firefighters were called shortly after 6 a.m. and discovered a fire on the first floor which was moving upwards in the two-storey structure.   http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/freshwater-spencer-fire-1.3573024    

Mount Pearl home extensively damaged by fire

From The Telegram   Platoon chief Brian Tucker said the first floor of the home was extensively damaged during the incident but there were no injuries because the residents were not home at the time of the blaze.   http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-04-24/article-4508078/Mount-Pearl-home-extensively-damaged-by-fire/1

Goulds Structure Fire at height of Snow Storm

From CBC   The entire structure has smoke damage. “The biggest challenge was getting here. Of course, the weather today is not conducive to driving, but everything worked out fine.” About 16 firefighters from from SJRFD responded, along with members of the Goulds volunteer fire department. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/goulds-home-under-renovations-extensively-damaged-by-fire-1.3545322

Fire causes extensive damage to Petty Harbour Convenience

From The Telegram The St. John’s Regional fire department received the call shortly after 10 p.m. and when they arrived on scene at about 10:30, acting platoon chief Tony Renouf says they found the approximately 10- by 20-meter building fully charged with smoke.   http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-04-17/article-4500796/Fire-causes-extensive-damage-to-Petty-Harbour-Convenience/1

Fatality at Torbay Structure Fire

From The Telegram A firefighter was also taken to hospital after inhaling smoke while helping to rescue the victim.  The firefighter was outside a door and inhaled some of the billowing smoke when two other firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, exited the home with the female victim. http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-04-09/article-4492154/One-woman-dead-following-Torbay-house-fire/1  

Structure Fire on Pennywell

From The Telegram Platoon chief Brian Tucker says the St. John’s Regional fire department received the call about the fire at about 12:30 a.m. and when trucks arrived, heavy smoke and fire was coming out of all of the roof vents and the eaves of the building. He says they tried to initiate an interior […]

Structure Fire in Paradise

From The Telegram The initial call about the fire came in at about 5:20 p.m. and platoon chief Rick Mackey said the first trucks from Mount Pearl station arrived seven minutes later to find the top floor of the building completely engulfed in smoke and fire. Firefighters tackled the blaze from the front and rear […]

Extensive damage in garage fire

From The Telegram The St. John’s Regional fire department received the call at about 6 p.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from both levels of the building. Firefighters quickly laid a line to the fire and started fighting the blaze from the ground floor as well as through a second storey garage door. […]

Structure Fire on Glenview Terrace

From VOCM There were no injuries in a fire that erupted in a two apartment home on Glenview Terrace in St. John’s last night. Fire crews got the call about 9:30 and arrived to find thick black smoke rising from the structure. Platoon Chief Rick Mackey says the blaze apparently started in the basement and […]

Structure Fire on Barachois Street

From The Telegram   Firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department received the call just after 1 a.m. and arrived to find smoke coming from the Barachois Street dwelling. They quickly deployed a line through the front door. Smoke could be seen pouring from the door and upstairs windows as they worked to locate […]

Cooking fire causes condominium evacuation

From The Telegram   The incident forced residents to evacuate the building for about thirty minutes while firefighters made sure the fire was completely extinguished and cleared the building of smoke. The injured man was treated on scene by paramedics from Eastern Health but he did not need to hospitalized. http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-02-08/article-4430029/Cooking-fire-causes-condominium-evacuation/1  

Fire at Bidgoods in Goulds

From VOCM   Smoke was seen coming from the building at around 8:00 p.m. Crews were able to get the situation under control and clear smoke from the building quickly. It’s not known how extensive the damage was to the building at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&ID=60416

East end house fire quickly contained

From The Telegram Shortly after firefighters arrived, they spotted smoke coming from the eaves and deployed a hose into the home. There they finally located a fire inside a wall near the fireplace. Firefighters quickly opened up the wall and extinguished the fire   http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-01-12/article-4400835/East-end-house-fire-quickly-contained/1  

House fire on Kennedy Road

From The Telegram   The Brookfield and Mount Pearl stations of the St. John’s Regional fire department responded to the call and quickly extinguished the fire. A resident who was home at the time said it appeared to be electrical in nature but a definite cause has not been established. http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-12-26/article-4387398/House-fire-on-Kennedy-Road/1  

House fire in downtown St. John’s quickly contained

From The Telegram   Firefighters were called to a reported house fire on Cabot Street in downtown St. John’s around 1:30 p.m. today. http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-12-07/article-4367579/House-fire-in-downtown-St.-Johns-quickly-contained/1  

‘Only a matter of time’ before a responder gets killed in traffic: George Murphy

From CBC Newfoundland and Labrador politician George Murphy, whose last day as an NDP MHA is Friday, says the so-called ‘move over law’ in this province is OK — but there is something lacking.   Murphy was the critic for Service NL, when the law came into effect in March 2014. Speaking on the St. John’s Morning Show, […]

Three fires on Saturday, no injuries

From CBC News   A family of four was displaced from their townhouse in the west end of St. John’s, after a dryer fire damaged their home on McKay Street. In the Richmond Hill subdivision, a family was able to escape safely from a fire at their residence on Ashbourne Drive. A trailer that a family was living […]