Office of the Fire Marshal releases preliminary information
TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ -
The investigation into the tragic fire in Listowel that claimed the
lives of two firefighters is ongoing, however the Office of the Fire
Marshal (OFM) is releasing some information on the cause, origin and
circumstances of this devastating fire.
On March 17th contractors were repairing the roof of the building which led to the
ignition of the interior combustible components of the roof structure.
Responding crews indicated that since there was an absence of
significant smoke or flame in the building, they entered to confirm no
one was inside and to investigate the source of the reported fire.
While inside the building, a sudden collapse of the lightweight wood
truss roof structure resulted in the deaths of two firefighters.
"The OFM will continue to conduct further research and analysis of the
sequence of events surrounding this fire, to learn from this tragedy.
We will, in the future, provide the fire service with additional
information and increased knowledge to safely respond to similar
fires." -- Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal
Visit www.ofm.gov.on.ca for more information.
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SOURCE Office of the Fire Marshal - Media Relations
For further information:
Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3138
Bev Gilbert, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3178