Crews at blaze site for 9 hours

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The fire marshal's office is investigating a $200,000 fire that broke out at a Hwy. 6 North business early Saturday morning. According to Hamilton's Fire Service public information officer Bob Simpson, crews were called to the blaze at Li Chin Garden Chinese Food at 7:23 a.m.

"The arriving crew reported heavy fire in the front centre portion of the building," he said, noting that firefighters followed protocol, first searching the building for inhabitants, then working to limit the spread of fire.

"There was nobody in the building at the time," said Simpson. Crews entered the building through a first floor access point, then "trenched" the roof to gain access to the attic and create a fire break to prevent the blaze from spreading to the rest of the building; they were successful in containing the fire to one unit.

Volunteer firefighters from stations in Freelton, Greensville, Lynden, Waterdown and Rockton joined full-time crews out of Hamilton at the scene. In total 16 vehicles and 33 men were dispatched. "We had crews on the scene for almost nine hours," said Simpson, noting that once a fire is extinguished, the operation includes clean-up and checking for 'hot-spots.'

Li Chin Gardens was the site of a similar fire last year, suffering damages amounting to about $250,000. The estimated damaged to the building in Saturday's blaze is about $150,000. Workers at the scene were unable to determine the cause of the fire, so the investigation has been referred to the fire marshal.

Crews at blaze site for 9 hours

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The fire marshal's office is investigating a $200,000 fire that broke out at a Hwy. 6 North business early Saturday morning. According to Hamilton's Fire Service public information officer Bob Simpson, crews were called to the blaze at Li Chin Garden Chinese Food at 7:23 a.m.

"The arriving crew reported heavy fire in the front centre portion of the building," he said, noting that firefighters followed protocol, first searching the building for inhabitants, then working to limit the spread of fire.

"There was nobody in the building at the time," said Simpson. Crews entered the building through a first floor access point, then "trenched" the roof to gain access to the attic and create a fire break to prevent the blaze from spreading to the rest of the building; they were successful in containing the fire to one unit.

Volunteer firefighters from stations in Freelton, Greensville, Lynden, Waterdown and Rockton joined full-time crews out of Hamilton at the scene. In total 16 vehicles and 33 men were dispatched. "We had crews on the scene for almost nine hours," said Simpson, noting that once a fire is extinguished, the operation includes clean-up and checking for 'hot-spots.'

Li Chin Gardens was the site of a similar fire last year, suffering damages amounting to about $250,000. The estimated damaged to the building in Saturday's blaze is about $150,000. Workers at the scene were unable to determine the cause of the fire, so the investigation has been referred to the fire marshal.

Crews at blaze site for 9 hours

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The fire marshal's office is investigating a $200,000 fire that broke out at a Hwy. 6 North business early Saturday morning. According to Hamilton's Fire Service public information officer Bob Simpson, crews were called to the blaze at Li Chin Garden Chinese Food at 7:23 a.m.

"The arriving crew reported heavy fire in the front centre portion of the building," he said, noting that firefighters followed protocol, first searching the building for inhabitants, then working to limit the spread of fire.

"There was nobody in the building at the time," said Simpson. Crews entered the building through a first floor access point, then "trenched" the roof to gain access to the attic and create a fire break to prevent the blaze from spreading to the rest of the building; they were successful in containing the fire to one unit.

Volunteer firefighters from stations in Freelton, Greensville, Lynden, Waterdown and Rockton joined full-time crews out of Hamilton at the scene. In total 16 vehicles and 33 men were dispatched. "We had crews on the scene for almost nine hours," said Simpson, noting that once a fire is extinguished, the operation includes clean-up and checking for 'hot-spots.'

Li Chin Gardens was the site of a similar fire last year, suffering damages amounting to about $250,000. The estimated damaged to the building in Saturday's blaze is about $150,000. Workers at the scene were unable to determine the cause of the fire, so the investigation has been referred to the fire marshal.