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Thunder Bay group home staff praised for actions during fire

Fire department officials in Thunder Bay are lauding the efforts of staff at a Copenhagen Road group home after a fire broke out over the weekend.

No injuries reported from Saturday morning blaze

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue says no one was hurt after a fire at a Thunder Bay group home for people with special needs. (Thunder Bay Fire Rescue)

Fire department officials in Thunder Bay are lauding the efforts of staff at a group home in the city after a fire broke out over the weekend.

Firefighters responded to a structural fire call at the Copenhagen Road building just before 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.

When they arrived, they found a fire burning in the basement. Crews quickly put out the blaze, but not before "extensive" damage was done to the building by fire and smoke, said the fire department in a news release.

The residence is a group home for people with special needs. The fire service said staff quickly evacuated all residents safely before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.