‘An ex­cel­lent job’

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help­ing pre­vent a fire from get­ting out of con­trol on the Bish­opville Road.

“He was just a passerby who no­ticed the smoke, called 911 and then used a gar­den hose and ba­si­cally con­tained the fire to the rear wall and at­tic space of the garage. He did an ex­cel­lent job,” said Hantsport deputy fire chief Paul May­nard.

“Be­cause of what he did, it ba­si­cally saved the struc­ture from to­tal loss.”

The Hantsport Fire De­part­ment was called to the garage fire around 8: 30 a. m. May 3. Wolfville sent two trucks as per au­to­matic aid pro­to­col. About 25 fire­fight­ers were on scene.

May­nard said it ap­pears the fire started in a green bin.

He es­ti­mates there is be­tween $ 5,000 and $ 10,000 worth of dam­age to the garage.

“Con­tent-wise, noth­ing was dam­aged inside the build­ing be­cause of the ef­forts of the passerby,” said May­nard.

Fire crews were on scene for about an hour and a half do­ing over­haul and clean­ing up.

No in­juries were re­ported.

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