Smoke alarm saves life at 91 Bell Street

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Sunday, April 7th, 2019

On April 7, 2019 Port Colborne Fire & Emergency services responded to a fire at 2 a.m. at 91 Bell Street. Upon arrival, the fire was coming out of the first and second floor windows.

The only tenant that was in the home was able to escape out the front door, uninjured, because the working smoke alarm notified them in time.

“This morning’s fire is a reminder to all residents that working smoke alarms do save lives,” said Port Colborne’s Fire Chief Tom Cartwright.

Smoke alarms are mandatory under the law and any residence with a fuel fire appliance or attached garage requires a carbon monoxide alarm. 

The cause of the fire at 91 Bell Street is unknown at this time.

The estimated damage is $200,000 in addition to $20,000 to 95 Bell Street, next door, from heat melting the siding.

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Christmas in Port Colborne
Port Colborne is set to kick off the holiday season this weekend!
Michelle IdzengaFri Nov 29th, 2019
Wind Warning Updates - Nov. 27, 2019
Upates regarding wind warnings for Wednesday, Nov. 27
Michelle IdzengaWed Nov 27th, 2019
Clarence Street Bridge to be closed Nov. 28 &…
Bridge 21, the Clarence Street Bridge, will be closed to all traffic on Thu…
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporatio…Wed Nov 27th, 2019
Lake Erie Flood Warning November 27, 2019
This notice is to upgrade the Lake Erie Flood Watch issued yesterday to a F…
NPCAWed Nov 27th, 2019
Port Colborne aiming to propel labour force
The City of Port Colborne is hosting a breakfast event to further explore t…
Michelle IdzengaWed Nov 27th, 2019
Lake Erie Flood Watch for November 26, 2019
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is currently predicting wate…
Niagara Peninsula Conservation AuthorityTue Nov 26th, 2019
Are you #PortColborneProud?
City of Port Colborne launches photo contest to capture what's beautiful, c…
Michelle IdzengaTue Nov 26th, 2019
Wind Warning for Wednesday, Nov. 27
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statemen…
Michelle IdzengaTue Nov 26th, 2019
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »