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Media Release: Weekend Blaze in Tillsonburg

Posted on Tuesday September 03, 2019

On Friday, August 30, Tillsonburg Firefighters had a full station response to reports of an explosion in a residential home in the 300-block of Broadway.

The first Pumperd arrived on scene at approximately 6:20 p.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the basement. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms and all the occupants of the home were already safely outside.

Firefighters entered the basement quickly and were able to knock down the initial fire. Crews remained on site for several hours. A portion of Broadway was closed during the event, and traffic was diverted until 1:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal. No injuries were reported. 

Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services would like to thank firefighters from Bayham Fire Station #2 (Straffordville),  South-West Oxford Fire Station #1 (Brownsville) and Norfolk Fire Station #7 (Courtland), for their on scene assistance, as well as students from Southwest Fire Academy who assisted with clean-up operations. Oxford EMS also remained on site throughout the inicident.

“Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services and our first responders did an excellent job this weekend,” says Mayor Stephen Molnar. “We’re grateful to all the men and women who helped secure the scene and to our neighbouring fire departments for providing mutual aid while this event was in progress. I’d also like to thank the public for their cooperation and patience.”