For the period of February 12, 2017 through March 4, 2017, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 398 calls. The total number of service calls to date is 1,097.
FIRE On Sunday, February 6 at 3:38 in the morning LaSalle fire crews were toned out for a report of a structure fire in the area of 93rd Street and Read Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find a pile of trash and debris on fire inside an abandoned Natural Gas pump station. Investigators determined the fire to be intentionally set by undetermined means. Police have increased patrols in the area.
MVA A motor vehicle accident occurred in the intersection of Edison Avenue and 72nd Street just after 3:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 21. Engine 7 and Truck 2 arrived at the scene to find one vehicle against the curb and the other rolled over 30 feet away. After stabilizing the rolled over vehicle fire crews, along with American Medical Response, treated three patients on scene and packaged them for transport.
FIRE A house fire just on 19th Street just North of Pine Avenue started just before 8:00 am on Sunday, February 26. The downtown crews from 10th Street, Ontario Avenue, and Royal Avenue arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the windows and breaching the roof. After knocking down the fire and overhauling the building Battalion Chief Cliff Mayes called investigators to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
FIRE An electrical fire started in a multi-family home on 6th Street just after noon on Tuesday, February 28. A resident starting smelling smoke and investigated her apartment to find a basket of clothes on fire in the living room. She immediately called 911 while evacuating the building. Platoon 1 arrived on the scene three minutes later to find smoke pushing out from the eaves of the roof. In short order crews extinguished the obvious fire but were still looking for hidden fire in the stud bays behind the walls. After a few more minutes of overhaul and investigation it was determined that the fire had started from a malfunction of an electrical outlet. It was good fortune that this fire came in during the daylight hours as this event could have been tragic had it happened overnight.
CARBON MONOXIDE On Friday, March 3 a business on Niagara Falls Boulevard was the scene of a Carbon Monoxide investigation by firefighters on Truck 2. Responding from their home fire station on 72nd Street, Captain Mike Perri and his crew arrived and confirmed elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide in the building. Captain Perri supervised the evacuation and ventilation of the building. The business was closed down for the remainder of the day. The culprit was discovered to be a malfunctioning propane floor buffer.