‘The roof trusses are burnt right off in it’
Hants County firefighters battle South Rawdon Road house fire
Firefighters from across Hants County were on the scene of a house fire on the South Rawdon Road on Oct. 28.
Rawdon Fire Department chief Lee Roulston said there were no injuries from the blaze, but the house was a total loss.
“The structure is still standing, but the roof trusses are burnt right off in it,” Roulston said.
The chief said there’s no word yet on the cause of the blaze, but the residents, who had insurance on the property, were staying at accommodations courtesy the Canadian Red Cross.
The call came in shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. The fire was knocked down and units were being released by 3 p.m., Roulston said. Traffic reopened to the nearby portion of South Rawdon Road around that time as well.
“It was a great team effort, everyone worked together really well, departments from both East and West Hants,” he said. “It’s really nice to see people coming together and having things go this smoothly.”
Firefighters from a number of volunteer departments responded to the call, including Rawdon, Brooklyn, Windsor, Shubenacadie, Nine Mile River, Kennetcook, Gore, Mount Uniacke and Hantsport.
Roulston said one of the biggest challenges of this specific scene was that the blaze spread from the main house to one of the outbuildings, meaning firefighters had to tackle two fires.
As fire ravaged this home in the 2500 block of the South Rawdon Road, thick black smoke could be spotted a few kilometres away.