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Weekend fire now turned over to fire marshal

Fire on Maple Street on Aug. 8 was located in the kitchen area, but fire services were unable to determine the cause of the blaze

A fire that broke out the morning of Aug. 7 has been turned over to the Fire Marshal’s office, Greater Sudbury Fire Services told

The call about a fire on Maple Street came in at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, said Assistant Deputy Chief Nathan Melin. 

“There was no nobody in the structure when suppression crews arrived,” said Melin. “They did find the origin of the fire was located in the kitchen area, so they were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the kitchen area, but there was smoke migration throughout the entire home, which made it inhabitable for that evening, at least.”

Melin said the single family dwelling was occupied but that no one was inside at the time crews arrived. 

But as fire services were not able to determine the cause of the fire, Melin said the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office was brought in as part of standard procedure. 

“When we're unable to determine the cause, we will bring the Fire Marshal’s office in and many times it's for information purposes, then they'll make the decision on whether they want to do the investigation or not,” he said. 

Melin said that Greater Sudbury Police Services took over the scene on Sunday, until they were able to turn it over to the marshal’s office on Monday, Aug. 8.  

Though Melin is unsure of the status of the smoke alarms in the home, he did instill the importance of having them in place to protect yourself and your home from fire. 


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Jenny Lamothe is a reporter with She covers the diverse communities of Sudbury, especially the vulnerable or marginalized.
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