Fire Services Responds To Two Fires Over the Weekend

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – April 27th, 2020 – On April 25th, 2020, Sault Ste. Marie fire crews responded to a call of a residential fire in the 100 block of Panoramic Drive. The fire started just after 7 p.m. in the kitchen area pf the residence.

Homeowners were alerted of the fire by a working smoke alarm and were able safely evacuate the dwelling. Upon arrival fire crews were directed to the kitchen area of the dwelling where a pot on the stove was left unattended and started the fire. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist displaced residents.

On Sunday, April 26th, 2020, Sault Ste. Marie fire crews responded to a call of a residential fire in the 0-100 block of Spruce Street. The fire started shortly before 11a.m. Crews were able to contain the fire and ventilate the residence.

The fire was a result of improper handling of smoking materials.

Sault Fire Services would like to remind residents of the importance of fire safety while the COVID-19 restrictions for staying home are in place. “Caution should be used while in the kitchen and also when discarding smoking materials,” said Public Education Officer Aaron Gravelle. “We need to change our behavior, as the two leading causes of fire incidents in Sault Ste. Marie continue to be unattended cooking and improperly discarded smoking materials.”

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.