Hor­tonville home a com­plete loss fol­low­ing fire

Valley Journal Advertiser - - EXTRAS - BY ASH­LEY THOMP­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA Ash­ley.Thomp­son@kingscountynews.ca

Black ashes coat the front lawn of a King Street prop­erty, and the charred shell of a col­lapsed house leaves lit­tle to the imag­i­na­tion.

Fire­fight­ers were called to a work­ing struc­ture fire on King Street in Hor­tonville at 11: 04 a.m. March 6.

Plumes of thick smoke car­ried by steady gusts of wind could be seen rolling out of the wooden house over­look­ing the Mi­nas Basin as fire­fight­ers bat­tled the blaze.

Wolfville Fire Depart­ment Chief Todd Crow­ell said the oc­cu­pants were not home dur­ing the fire, and there were no in­juries. Flames had spread through­out the storey-and-a-half home be­fore fire­fight­ers were called to the scene.

“It was fully en­gulfed when I got there,” said Crow­ell.

The house is con­sid­ered a com­plete loss, the fire chief added.

Depart­ments from Hantsport, Green­wich, New Mi­nas, Kentville, Port Wil­liams and Wind­sor pro­vided mu­tual aid.

The cause re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

ASH­LEY THOMP­SON

Wolfville fire­fight­ers joined forces with neigh­bour­ing fire depart­ments as they worked to ex­tin­guish a blaze inside a storey- and- ahalf home.

ASH­LEY THOMP­SON

No one was home at the time of the fire in Hor­tonville March 6. The struc­ture has been deemed a com­plete loss.

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