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We’ve been posting stories about fires in condominiums for a number of years now.  The main reason why we pay so much attention to condo fires, as opposed to home fires in HOA’s, is that a fire that starts in a condo unit, usually takes out many more units before it’s put out.  As a result, CAN is very in favor of association’s being pro-active in fire prevention.

Condominium Fires

  • Condo Fire Has Residents Evacuated in Mississauga March 22, 2017 Multiple residents were forced to evacuate their units after a major blaze broke out at a Mississauga apartment building.  In the early hours of Wednesday, March 22, a fire started inside an eleventh floor apartment unit in a residential highrise on Ponytrail Drive at the corner of Rathburn       Read the article…………..
  • Families displaced after fire destroys condo units (MI) March 22, 2017 Three departments were called to a chimney fire at a condo complex near Schuss Mountain in Antrim County. The fire crews got the call about 1 o’clock Wednesday morning.      Read the article……………
  • One person dead in North Seattle condo fire (WA) March 21, 2017 An elderly woman was killed in a condo fire Tuesday morning in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood.  It happened around 2:30 a.m.when crews responded to a suspicious odor call.      Read the article……………
  • Private condo at Boyne Mountain goes up in flames (MI) March 20, 2017 Firefighters are still investigating a fire that broke out in a private condo at Boyne Mountain Sunday morning.  The Boyne Valley Fire Chief says when they arrived to the Creekside condo around 4:30 a.m., the condo was completely filled with smoke and flames were in the roof.     Read the article…………..
  • 9 People, Including Children, Rescued from New Britain Fire March 17, 2017 Firefighters rescued nine people, including children, who were trapped in a fire at Dublin Hills Condo complex in New Britain on Friday morning and members of two families were taken to the hospital.  The raging two-alarm fire broke out at 3:20 a.m. at 220 Lasalle St.   All nine victims were taken to the hospital and their conditions are unknown., according to fire officials.    Read the article………….
  • Man dies after fire in condo that didn’t have working smoke alarms (IN) March 17, 2017 A man has passed away after previously being pulled from a burning condo on March 11.  The Indianapolis Fire Department said 53-year-old John Williams died on March 14.  IFD investigators said the condo in the 6100 block of Timber Lake Boulevard didn’t have any working smoke detectors. This is the fifth fatal fire that has occurred in IFD’s district in 2017. IFD said all of the fatal fires were accidental and occurred in residences that didn’t have working smoke alarms. ...
  • Woman injured in condo fire March 15, 2017 A house fire near Calavera Hills Community Park left one woman injured Tuesday.  The blaze in the 2900 block of Ridgefield Avenue in Carlsbad was reported shortly after 3 p.m., authorities said.   Read the article………..
  • Brigantine firefighters battle condo blaze (NJ) March 14, 2017 A fire damaged two units of a condo building on the 600 block of East Brigantine Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.  The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately available, no one was injured. The fire was contained to two units. Two other units were saved, Brigantine Fire Department said on its Facebook page.  Firefighters battled windy conditions in trying to keep the blaze under control.     Read the article…………..
  • Residents Forced Out of Homes After Vernon Condo Complex Fire (CT) March 13, 2017 Several people are displaced ahead of Tuesday’s nor’easter after a fire at a condominium complex in Vernon Monday morning.  Fire crews responded to 85 Old Town Road, the Townhouse Three Condos, around 1:45 a.m. No injuries were reported but eight to 10 people are displaced, according to fire officials.  Read the article…………….
  • Two families displaced by Calgary condo fire March 12, 2017 Flames were shooting from the first floor of a condo complex in southeast Calgary late Saturday night.  One family of five managed to escape the blaze, while another family of five living next door had to be moved out as well, as a precaution.    Read the article………
  • Former residents of Dallas condo still in limbo after deadly fire (TX) March 11, 2017 Residents who lost their homes in the deadly 7-alarm Preston Place condo fire are still in limbo as they wait to salvage what’s left of their belongings.  The smell of charred wood lingers around the remains of the condo building, more than a week after the massive fire destroyed all 60 units and killed an 89-year-old woman.   “It was just in shambles, it just looked like a war zone, just awful, it was just burning,” said neighbor, Rebecca Martinez. ...
  • Fire in Ste-Therese condo complex leaves 15 homeless March 11, 2017 Fifteen people are homeless after a fire broke out in a Ste-Therese condominium complex on Saturday morning.  At 4:45 a.m. a 911 call was placed alerting emergency services of the fire in the two-building complex. The intense cold slowed the operations of the 60 firefighters on the scene as they had to use road flares to thaw hoses that kept freezing.     Read the article…………..
  • Man in ‘extreme critical condition’ after being pulled from condo fire on southeast side (IN) March 11, 2017 A 53-year-old man was sent to Eskenazi Hospital in “extreme critical condition” Saturday after he was pulled from a condominium fire on the southeast side.  A Beech Grove police officer reported the fire at Carriage Courts Neighborhood to 911 and alerted residents by knocking on doors.     Read the article…………..
  • Flames Rekindle at Scene of Deadly Dallas Condo Fire (TX) March 8, 2017 Dallas Fire-Rescue remains on the scene of a Dallas condo building fire, three days after the fast-moving blaze called for seven alarms.   View the news report…………..
  • Dallas Condo Fire Damage Tops $12 Million (TX) March 7, 2017 Dallas Fire-Rescue says damages from a 7-alarm fatal condo fire have topped $12 million and that the cause of the fire remains a mystery.  Jason Evans, public information officer for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, issued his incident report Tuesday which shows the estimated loss at the 3-story condominium complex at $12,480,210.    Read the article…………….
  • Courtenay condo fire kills man, dog March 7, 2017 A 71-year-old man and his dog died as a result of a fire at his Courtenay condo unit late Saturday afternoon.  Twenty firefighters and five emergency vehicles responded to a 911 call to Puntledge Terrace, Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said Monday. Heavy smoke was visible when they arrived. The man was given CPR at the scene, but did not survive, he said.     Read the article…………….
  • Body found in North Dallas condo ravaged by 7-alarm fire (TX) March 6, 2017 Firefighters found a body early Monday in the North Dallas condominiums destroyed by a fire this weekend.  The body was near the condo of an elderly woman reported missing, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has yet to identify the remains.    Read the article…………..
  • Asbury Park Community Reaches Out to Ocean Grove Fire Victims (NJ) March 4, 2017 The neighboring Asbury Park community is quickly reaching out to those affected by the Friday morning blaze in Ocean Grove.  No lives were lost but two firefighters sustained minor injuries in the five-alarm blaze that broke out near 5 a.m. Friday along Seaview Avenue. In total, seven structures were affected and dozens were displaced, officials said  The Asbury has begun taking in displaced fire victims, officials there said. The first night’s stay is complimentary and they are working with the ...
  • About 100 ‘primarily elderly’ residents displaced after 7-alarm fire rips through North Dallas condos (TX) March 4, 2017 About 100 people were displaced after a 7-alarm fire caused extensive damage to condos in North Dallas overnight.  Crews responded to the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway, near Preston Road, just before 11:30 p.m. Friday.   As residents, who are primarily elderly,” calmly exited the four-story condominium building, smoke turned into flames and the response escalated, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said.     Read the article………….
  • Man charged for Pearl District condo fire (OR) March 3, 2017 A 24-year-old man is accused of trying to damage an 86-unit condo building in the Pearl District by causing a fire and explosion.  Officials tell us that Michael Aaron Swathwood was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree arson.  Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the 2100 block of Northwest Irving Street on Feb. 25 on reports of a fire and explosion. When crews arrived, they found evidence to indicate the fire had been ...

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