Brandon’s emergency crews had a busy Friday morning. Emergency crews dealt with four back-to-back structure fires, spread throughout the city.
Brandon Fire and Emergency Services and Brandon Police Service were first called to a structure fire in the 700 block of 9th St, with reports of a porch on fire. When fire crews arrived, the porch and rear portion of a dwelling was on fire.
As crews were battling the first fire, they were notified of a second structure fire in the 100 block of 3rd St. There crews found a duplex with heavy fire on the side, and in the rear of the building. BFES’s aerial ladder truck was used to gain access to the roof of the duplex.
While fighting the 3rd St fire, crews were notified of two more structure fires. One in the 1100 block of 7th St, and the other in the 1000 block of Russel St. The fire on 7th St was extinguished by police before the arrival of fire crews. The fire in the 1000 block of Russel St consisted of a shed, trees, fence, and rubbish that were all fully involved with fire.
BFES Fire Captain Marv Janzen said, “We responded to multiple fire incidents on the early morning of May 10th. Four separate fire sites, and all fires are currently under investigation.” When asked if any of the fires were related, Janzen said, “We are still investigating that.”