Fire at Southwest coast waste management site
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After a successful car wash fundraiser to help finance the Port aux Basques Hurricanes upcoming trip to the provincial softball tournament, the hometown boys were happy to be able to give back.
A donation of $200 was made to the Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department, who loaned the team the equipment needed to wash vehicles.
“It’s giving back to the people that helped us,” said Coach Sheldon Street.
Here are this week’s game results. William Street and the PAB Hurricanes presented a cheque for $200 Fire Chief Jerry Musseau as a token of thanks for the fire department’s help with the softball team’s recent car wash fundraiser.
The Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the Southwest coast waste management site on Saturday, July 22. The site is located between Port aux Basques and Cape Ray.
Fire Chief Jerry Musseau said the blaze happened around 6:30 p.m. and the Cape Ray Fire Department assisted on the call.
Although not large, the fire was – for the most part – difficult to reach, burning under much of the top rubble.
“There was quite a bit of garbage, wood, old shingles,” said Musseau. “It was hard to get at.”
In order to deal with the fire, water had to be trucked in. There is no dedicated water supply at the garbage dump.
Musseau also told the Gulf News the department had to respond again later that same evening. A motorist driving by the area noticed an orange glow and reported it to a volunteer firefighter.
On Sunday the department went back once more to ensure the fire was out. They discovered it was still smoldering. The municipality also helped by using an excavator to smother the flare-ups.
Musseau confirmed there was no sign of fire when the dumpsite was closed and the gate was locked at 5 p.m. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Currently, much of the province is under a fire ban.
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