Thornhill firefighters respond to two structure fires, no injuries reported

A fire broke out at a detached shop in Thornhill during the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2022. (Vic & Linda Wright/Facebook)A fire broke out at a detached shop in Thornhill during the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2022. (Vic & Linda Wright/Facebook)
The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a fire at a residence at Bobsein Cres. during the early hours of Jan. 18, 2022. (Sylvia Hart/Facebook)The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a fire at a residence at Bobsein Cres. during the early hours of Jan. 18, 2022. (Sylvia Hart/Facebook)

The Thornhill Fire Department extinguished two structure fires in the past 24 hours, one occurring in a detached shop in lower Thornhill and a separate residential fire in Bobsein Cres.

Neither structure was occupied at the time of the fires and no injuries were reported. The causes of both fires are under investigation, and fire chief Rick Boehm said that both structures sustained extensive damage.

Firefighters responded to the first blaze at around 1:51 p.m. on Jan. 17. The apparatuses were at the scene, and 12 firefighters were able to extinguish the fire at the detached shop off Mountain View Ave. shortly before 4 p.m.

This morning (Jan. 18), the Thornhill Fire Dept. was called to another fire at just after 3 a.m., this time on Bobsein Cres. at a residential property. The same three apparatuses responded along with around 12 members and put out the fire in around two hours.

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