Siren a false alarm
No need to panic—the emergency siren which went off shortly before 3:30 p.m. today was a false alarm.
Firefighter Rob Dokuchie of the Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service said it is believed a technician working in the mill shorted something out, and it caused the siren to go off.
The emergency sirens are tested the first Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
If the warning sirens sound at a time other than this regularly scheduled timeslot, the public is asked not to call the fire department or other emergency response organizations such as police or ambulance.
Fort Frances residents should tune into local radio station 93.1 FM The Border and wait for instructions.
The radio station immediately will broadcast any information the fire department provides it.
The emergency sirens have only rarely been sounded for emergency situations, usually tornado warnings.