‘Good neigh­bours did their job’

Work­ers at neigh­bour­ing home quickly ex­tin­guish fire in Harbourville kitchen

Annapolis Valley Register - - FRONT PAGE - BY KIRK STARRATT KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA Kirk.starratt@kingscountynews.ca

Thanks to the quick think­ing and heroic ac­tions of some nearby work­ers, a fire in a Harbourville home was ex­tin­guished be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived on the scene.

A call for emer­gency assistance came in to the Ber­wick Fire Depart­ment at about 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 16. Ber­wick Fire Chief Lau­rie Saun­ders said work­ers who hap­pened to be next door at a res­i­dence on Long Point Road no­ticed smoke com­ing from the sin­gle-storey home, ran over and put the fire out.

Saun­ders hadn’t had a chance to thor­oughly eval­u­ate the dam­ages and wasn’t able to es­ti­mate the value but did con­firm the fire was con­fined to the kitchen. He said the cause had yet to be de­ter­mined.

“What we’re do­ing is just mak­ing sure that all ex­ten­sions are done and there’s no fire left and then we’ll go from there,” Saun­ders said.

There were no in­juries. The chief said the owner wasn’t home at the time, as he’d just left to pick his son up from the school bus stop.

“Good neigh­bours did their job,” Saun­ders said. “It’s a good day.”

The Ayles­ford and Water­ville and Dis­trict Fire De­part­ments au­to­mat­i­cally re­sponded as part of the Kings County mu­tual aid sys­tem. Saun­ders said they were turned back from the scene af­ter it was de­ter­mined that the fire had been con­tained.


Ber­wick fire­fight­ers re­sponded to the scene of a kitchen fire in a home on Harbourville’s Long Point Road mid af­ter­noon on Feb. 16.

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