Six Nations Firefighters fight fire and heat

Six Nations Firefighters fought a blaze that destroyed a factory Friday. (Photo by Austin Evans)

Six Nations Fire Fighters had to fight not just the fire engulfing what is believed to have been a cigarette factory but the soaring heat. The fire broke out in a structure on 2120 First Line the morning of July 5. By the time Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services arrived at the scene, the building was fully engulfed. This limited them to a defensive attack on the fire, and it took roughly four hours for the fire to get fully under control. “You could tell the extreme heat conditions by the warping of the steel and everything,” said Jody Catalan, Fire Battalion Chief on-duty. “And a lot of shelving units in there, you could see the braces were bent and twisted. The damage on the structure really limited how…

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