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Wade said the daugh­ter was at home and went to her un­cle’s house nearby and he called 911. The fa­ther was not home but ar­rived at the fire scene later in the even­ing.

Lawrence­town’s aerial truck was able to set up and get wa­ter on the blaze, while fire­fight­ers used hoses from the ground as well, sur­round­ing the struc­ture.

“Port Lorne’s main pumper truck was push­ing wa­ter to the aerial putting wa­ter on the fire,” Wade said.

Fire­fight­ers got wa­ter from a lo­ca­tion down Mount Han­ley Road and formed a tanker re­lay with nu­mer­ous trucks shut­tling wa­ter to the scene.

Wade had called a se­cond alarm to get up to nine tankers on the scene to keep their col­lapsi­ble tank full of wa­ter at all times. A mix up some­where in the chain of calls led to even more tankers rush­ing to the scene.

“Some­one said ‘Bear River’s tanker just got here’ and I said ‘what?’ That’s when we re­al­ized we had 15 tankers,” said Wade. And that’s when he sent some of them home.

Wade said that while they had to travel to get the wa­ter, it didn’t ham­per their ef­forts to con­trol the fire. They had plenty of wa­ter.

“We’re ac­tu­ally right in the mid- dle of putting a dry hy­drant down in that area right now,” Wade said. “We just got a quote from a landowner to al­low us to put a dry hy­drant on his land and that’s in the works right now.”

The build­ing was a large two­s­torey house with ve­randa. Wade said there were no pets in the house. He added al­though the

LAWRENCE POW­ELL

Fire­fight­ers from across An­napo­lis County were bat­tling a house fire at 443 Ween St., just off Shore Road East near Mount Han­ley Road, Sun­day even­ing. A man and his 18-year-old daugh­ter are home­less.

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