Injured firefighters home safe after fire at 350 Wellington Street

Posted by Corporate Communications on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Port Colborne Fire & Emergency services responded to a fire around 5:15 p.m. at 350 Wellington Street.

The fire spread to neighbouring townhome units and all tenants were able to escape safely.

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries related to heat exhaustion and the collapse of the ceiling. After testing and monitoring, the firefighters were released from the hospital last night and are home safe with their families.

“25 full time and volunteer firefighters were on scene and they did a great job extinguishing the fire, considering the hot weather conditions and intensity of the fire,” said Thomas B. Cartwright, Port Colborne Fire Chief. “The rapid response from all of our firefighters enabled us to get water on the fire quickly, controlling its spread.”

Chief Cartwright commented further that “yesterday’s fire is a reminder to all residents the importance of fire safety, particularly cooking safety, and that working smoke alarms do save lives. The working smoke alarm is what alerted the tenant of the fire.” All impacted units had working smoke alarms installed.

The cause of the fire at 350 Wellington Street was an unattended pot of oil on a stove burner. The estimated damage is $300,000.


News Archive

A Message from Mayor Steele
City's Budget, Water/Wastewater Budget, and exemption of interest and penal…
Corporate CommunicationsMon Mar 30th, 2020
STAY HOME NIAGARA | A Message from Niagara's …
By staying home, you will help keep everyone safe. By limiting how much we …
Niagara RegionMon Mar 30th, 2020
Ontario Enhancing Public Reporting about COVI…
Dedicated Website Will Include Expanded Information of Confirmed Cases Acro…
Ontario GovernmentMon Mar 30th, 2020
Clarence Street Crossover
In an effort to increase pedestrian safety and driver awareness at the Clar…
Corporate CommunicationMon Mar 30th, 2020
Niagara confirms first case of COVID-19 with …
Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services is investigating a conf…
Niagara Region Public HealthFri Mar 27th, 2020
City Playground & Playing Field Closures
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community all City Play…
Corporate CommunicationsFri Mar 27th, 2020
Important Notice from Welland Public Transit
Welland Transit will continue to provide their regular Monday-Friday, Satur…
Welland Public TransitFri Mar 27th, 2020
COVID-19 | NPCA Parks Update
Entrance to conservation parks will be closed as of March 26th 2020.
NPCAThu Mar 26th, 2020
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Next »