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June 30, 2006
Toronto Professional Fire Fighter’s Association and Toronto Fire Services assist family after fire
The Toronto Professional Fire Fighter’s Association will present a cheque for $500 to a family and their six-week-old baby girl after their apartment was ravaged by a kitchen fire on June 27, 2006 at 8 Roanoke Rd. Toronto Fire Services staff from Pumper 233 will also donate a "baby basket" to assist the family.

Date: Monday, July 3
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 1840 Victoria Park Ave., lobby

The second alarm fire involved 12 fire trucks and 51 firefighters. The crew from Fire Station 233 at 59 Curlew Dr. was first on the scene and conducted the initial fire attack. Damages are estimated at $27,000. The family did not have contents insurance.

More fires begin in the kitchen than any other room in the home. Cooking is one of the leading causes of fire-related deaths. The majority of kitchen fires begin with cooking equipment, including stoves and microwave ovens.

Fore more information about kitchen safety, visit

Media Contacts:
Rick Berenz, Executive Officer, Toronto Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, 416-986-4130
Mike Strapko, Acting District Chief, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9319



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