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Occupants displaced by overnight house fire in Melanson

Fire departments from Windsor to Kentville played a part in fighting this early-morning blaze near Wolfville April 8. (Ian Swinamer photo)
Fire departments from Windsor to Kentville played a part in fighting this early-morning blaze near Wolfville April 8. (Ian Swinamer photo) - Contributed
MELANSON, N.S. —

A Melanson home is extensively damaged following an early-morning fire.

The blaze was reported in a structure on Gaspereau River Road around 2:40 a.m. April 8.

Firefighters arrived to find flames spreading through the attic space of the 1.5-storey home, said Wolfville Fire Chief Todd Crowell.

“It was pretty much the attic space and out through the roof.”

The two occupants managed to evacuate the house without assistance from firefighters.

“Everybody made it out on their own… nobody was hurt,” said Crowell.

The duo was displaced, but Crowell said they were able to find accommodations.

The fire chief added that there were no factors complicating the fire suppression efforts. “Everything went very smooth.”

Several departments teamed up for the overnight call: Greenwich, Hantsport, Windsor, New Minas, Kentville and Port Williams.

The investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Fire engines lined the street in the wee morning hours April 8 as fire suppression efforts were underway at a home in Melanson. (Ian Swinamer photo)
Fire engines lined the street in the wee morning hours April 8 as fire suppression efforts were underway at a home in Melanson. (Ian Swinamer photo)

 

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