Two fires and two crashes in one day at same Stoney Creek home
A firefighter was sent to hospital after two department trucks collided en route to a blaze near Vinemount in Upper Stoney Creek Friday. Firefighters were responding to the 1041 Ridge Rd. home for the second time in about eight hours when the trucks crashed.
The first call, around 8:18 a.m., was for a small fire. The second call, around 4:50 p.m., was bigger. When firefighters arrived, the second storey of the home at the corner of Eighth Road East was ablaze.
The bulk of the fire was out by 5:15 p.m. but crews were still pulling off the house’s metal roof to get at the flames more than an hour later. Nobody was in the small home at the time, but damage was substantial enough to render it uninhabitable. “People are not going to be able to stay there tonight,” Mostacci said. “They have alternate living arrangements.”
Mostacci wasn’t yet able to say what may have caused the two fires. He said the injury to the firefighter was reported as “glass to the face.”
It wasn’t the only crash. Police reported that a vehicle stopped at the scene was “sideswiped” when another passed it. Nobody was hurt, but the sideswiping driver didn’t stick around, Staff Sgt. Greg Jackson said.