Thursday, May 29, 2008

Algonquin Blvd. Fire... first news photos.

Fire broke out in an empty three story apartment house just over one hour ago, at about 6:15 p.m. on Algonquin Boulevard east in Timmins. The Timmins Times was first on the scene moments after the first firefighters arrived. The building, located on the south side of Algonquin between Birch and Maple, was empty. Four fire departments, Timmins, Schumacher, Mountjoy and South Porcupine have responded to the call.


Anonymous said...

Once again another boarded up building in the City of Timmins goes up in smoke! Who is boarding up these buildings as they don't seem to be doing a very good job as they aren't secure. If this fire was set how did the arsonist get into the building? Better practices need to be taken to stop this from happening. The poor firefighters never have a chance to put these fires out. Even worse someone may get hurt fighting these fires. Hats off to the full time firefighters for putting their lives on the line.

Anonymous said...

Just to add to the above comment, I would also like to thank all of the volunteers from around the city, including South Porucpine/Whitney as they were out there fighting this fire as well!