(THUNDER BAY, ON) – If you are in the John Street Road and Mapleward area, you may have noticed the smoke. A massive fire has erupted at the dump located on Mapleward road.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue’s Pumper 8 crew responded to the scene and began battling the blaze. They called for a tanker truck to ship in water to help cool the blaze.
A heavy equipment operator was called in to man a loader, in an attempt to calm the flames.
The strong winds are an aggravating factor for today’s blaze, causing the fire to resist the fire suppression attempts. There are no structures currently threatened by this blaze at the time of publishing.
This fire has been extinguished.
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