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Wade said the daughter was at home and went to her uncle’s house nearby and he called 911. The father was not home but arrived at the fire scene later in the evening.
Lawrencetown’s aerial truck was able to set up and get water on the blaze, while firefighters used hoses from the ground as well, surrounding the structure.
“Port Lorne’s main pumper truck was pushing water to the aerial putting water on the fire,” Wade said.
Firefighters got water from a location down Mount Hanley Road and formed a tanker relay with numerous trucks shuttling water to the scene.
Wade had called a second alarm to get up to nine tankers on the scene to keep their collapsible tank full of water at all times. A mix up somewhere in the chain of calls led to even more tankers rushing to the scene.
“Someone said ‘Bear River’s tanker just got here’ and I said ‘what?’ That’s when we realized we had 15 tankers,” said Wade. And that’s when he sent some of them home.
Wade said that while they had to travel to get the water, it didn’t hamper their efforts to control the fire. They had plenty of water.
“We’re actually right in the mid- dle of putting a dry hydrant down in that area right now,” Wade said. “We just got a quote from a landowner to allow us to put a dry hydrant on his land and that’s in the works right now.”
The building was a large twostorey house with veranda. Wade said there were no pets in the house. He added although the
Firefighters from across Annapolis County were battling a house fire at 443 Ween St., just off Shore Road East near Mount Hanley Road, Sunday evening. A man and his 18-year-old daughter are homeless.