An­other busy week­end for fire­fight­ers

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Carbonear Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment re­ported an­other busy week­end with two fire calls Satur­day, April 25.

At 7:20 a.m. fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a chim­ney fire.

Depart­ment spokesman Keith Thomas said,“this proved a very stub­born fire to put out since the chim­ney was blocked with cre­osote.” The res­i­dents were at home at the time. “Af­ter about 40 min­utes we were able to break through the ob­struc­tion and put out the fire,” Thomas re­ported. There was only mi­nor smoke dam­age to the house. The depart­ment’s sec­ond call Satur­day turned out to be their fifth re­sponse to a grass fire in a week.

Ap­prox­i­mately 1,000 square feet of grass and brush was burned in the Val­ley Road area in a fire sus­pected to have been caused by two chil­dren play­ing with matches.

It took fire­fight­ers ap­prox­i­mately 20 min­utes to ex­tin­guish the blaze, which threat­ened two lo­cal res­i­dences be­fore they ar­rived on the scene shortly af­ter re­ceiv­ing the call at 1:30 p.m.

Photo cour­tesy of Keith Thomas

STUB­BORN FIRE - A chim­ney blocked with cre­osote proved to be a stub­born for Carbonear fire­fight­ers, over the week­end, but they man­aged to put out the blaze af­ter about 40 min­utes.

Photo cour­tesy of Keith Thomas

FIFTH GRASS FIRE - Carbonear fire­fight­ers bat­tled their fifth grass fire in a week on Satur­day, April 25. The blaze threat­ened two nearby dwellings be­fore it was ex­tin­guished.

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