Five people escape Tignish fire
A working smoke alarm is being credited with alerting five people to a house fire in Tignish early Sunday morning.
The five people – a mother and father, their two children and a visiting child – escaped the Hogan Road home with only the clothes they were wearing, Tignish Fire Chief Harley Perry reported. Perry said the fire is believed to have started around the air exchanger at the rear of the bungalow. The fire, he said, was then able to follow the pipe opening for the air exchanger up into the attic.