Kenora firefighters are hydrating today, after a busy day in yesterday's heat and humidity. Crews responded to a boathouse fire in the morning, then used the jaws of life to free a driver from the province of Quebec last night on the Trans-Canada near Emerson Lake.
"It's always amazing. We go to scenes, and people are able to get out on their own. That's the perfect way," said fire chief Todd Skene.
Warren Brinkman is the deputy fire chief at Longbow Lake, and he says a car driving through from the Province of Quebec was westbound near Emerson Lake, when it got pinned between a semi and a rock cut.
Kenora fire crews also responded to a brush fire overnight. It happened around midnight behind Seven Generations, where neighbours heard several propane tanks exploding.
"That's dangerous," said Skene, noting his firefighters were still able to get control of the fire quite quickly.
The fire chief is reminding residents and visitors to take extra care with outdoor fires in the summer, when the winds can help flames get away.
Police, ambulance and firefighters responded to a boathouse fire on Golf Course Bay shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. A search for a suspect in connection with the fire was successfully completed later in the day. Officers are completing their investigation, before releasing the name of the suspect and charges against him.
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