The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday, October 8 to Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire killed up to 300 people, destroyed roughly 9 square kilometers of the city and left 100,000 residents homeless.
Members of the first fire crews to attend the Grenfell Tower fire have concerns about the length of time it took to send backup engines. The head of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, said the delay may have been worsened by closures of local fire stations. Wrack believes cuts to firefighter numbers and fire safety deregulation should be a key part of the public inquiry into the disaster.
The town of Deep River, Ontario, population 4,000, simply can't afford to operate a fire department with nine full-time firefighters, says the Mayor. As the small town struggles to redesign its emergency services the Fire Chief has resigned and residents have criticized city hall and the fire department for how the issue has been handled.
In a sealed-off tunnel in an undisclosed location in Montreal Metro operators and fire personnel use simulations to learn how to deal with fire emergencies in the subway network. The simulator uses a real Metro train.
The Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority, after an investigation by a fire safety expert, has decided to replace the cladding on a 16 story seniors' residence in Halifax. The cladding was found to be the same type used on Grenfell Towers in London.
Alberta ranchers who lost homes, structures, equipment, fences and cattle after a grass fire that started on CFB Suffield swept through 36,000 hectares of land are asking for compensation and answers from the Canadian military. The military has acknowledged responsibility for the fire.
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