Gan­der Fire/Res­cue knock down house fire

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial - BY ADAM RANDELL THE BEA­CON Adam.randell@gan­der­bea­con.ca

Gan­der Fire/Res­cue was able to save a home on Black­wood Drive Oct. 2; how­ever, chief Paul Fudge says fire and smoke dam­age will pre­vent it from be­ing liv­able for some time.

The depart­ment re­ceived the call at ap­prox­i­mately 11 a.m. and re­sponded with ap­pro­pri­ate re­sources.

With smoke com­ing from the house, mem­bers in heavy bunker gear and breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tuses en­tered the build­ing through a side en­trance to try to lo­cate the source of the flames.

With no one in the house, Fudge said the suc­cess­ful search led the depart­ment mem­bers to the fur­nace room in the base­ment.

“The fire was con­tained to the room in the base­ment – it did punch through the floor in one area and ex­tended out through the side of the house,” said Fudge.

“We had one crew inside with a hose line and an­other crew on the back of the home with a hose line try­ing to pre­vent the fire from get­ting into the eaves.”

In to­tal, Fudge said, the re­sponse and knock down was com­pleted in less than hour.

Mem­bers of Gan­der Fire/Res­cue en­tered a smoke-filled home on Black­wood Drive on Oct. 2, and traced the fire to the fur­nace room.

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