Sunday, October 30, 2011

Northern Woods fire

Firefighters are saying cutting torches that were used by salvage company employees were responsible for the start of the fire at the old Northern Woods lumber mill on Saturday. The fire was under control by 1 pm. 4 pumpers and an aerial platform were used to extinguish the fire. Damage is said to be minimal and no firefighters were injured on the scene.

Assault in South side

A 20 year old man is in Thunder Bay Hospital following an alleged aggravated assault. Thunder Bay police responded to a call in the city's south side just after 6 pm on Saturday. A 22 year old man will appear in court today. Police say there were no weapons involved.

Golf Links Rd. closed today

A heads up for motorists travelling in the Golf Links Road area today. Thunder Bay Hydro Spokesperson Eileen Dias says they're closing that road between Central and Oliver today until 6 pm. Hydro is setting poles in the area. Burwood is the alternate road for Golf Links.

Gate night warning

Ghosts and goblins will be out this weekend, but local police will be keeping an eye out for other mischief makers. Constable Julie Tillburry says it's gate night in the city, traditionally an evening of lots of minor incidents of vandalism. Tillburry says there will be an increased police presence on the streets.

Forest fire season over?

The forest fire season officially comes to an end on Monday, but there will likely be fires still burning across the Northwest. 8 lightning-caused fires are still active inside Quetico Provincial Park. Jennifer Young of the Ministry of Natural Resources says the fires are being monitored and none are posing any threat. Young says a fire management plan for the park allows fires to burn in certain areas to help regenerate the forest.