House Fire on North Street Caused From Smoking

-On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, shortly before 6:00 a.m., Sault Ste. Marie Fire Service crews responded to a call of a multi-unit residential fire in the 500 block of North Street.

Upon arrival, there was visible smoke and fire was visible from outside of the dwelling. Fire crews assisted multiple residents from an exterior deck attached to the dwelling. Crews were able to contain the fire.

Upon investigation, it was determined the fire was caused by the use of smoking materials in close proximity to a bed.

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services would like to remind all citizens to avoid smoking in bed or while laying down. If possible, avoid smoking indoors all together. Properly dispose of smoking materials in a metal container that is filled with sand or water; along with having a lid for even further protection. Smoking materials should never be thrown on the ground, discarded in flower planters or garbage receptacles.

PUC Services were called to the scene.

As a result of the fire, there is extensive fire damage to the unit and significant smoke damage to the dwelling. One individual was taken to hospital. There were no other injuries to report.

One thought on “House Fire on North Street Caused From Smoking

  1. If I was a landlord I would be having my building smoke free. Mainly for this train and also easier cleanup when the tenant moves out or is evicted

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