Busy week for firefighters
It’s been a busy time for North Glengarry’s Fire Department.
In addition to the devastating barn fire that killed about 30 animals near Dalkeith early Friday morning, the department has responded to a number of lesser incidents recently.
On April 22, firefighters were summoned to a structure fire at 20521 County Road 10 just east of Alexandria. Fire Chief Pat Gauthier says a man had been working in a garage/workshop when sparks hit something combustible. Soon, the flames had spread into the attic and insulation.
Nine trucks from all three of North Glengarry’s stations responded to the blaze.
“Those kinds of fires are difficult to extinguish,” says Chief Gauthier. “Once you put out the fire, you have to look through the insulation to find more hot embers.”
He says the damage was estimated at $100,000.
Firefighters from station 1 returned to the site on Tuesday to remove some more insulation.
On Tuesday, April 30, firefighters responded to a grass fire on Concession 6 near Maxville. Chief Gauthier says there was no damage to property but the fire burned about 1.5 acres of dead grass and brush. The ignition source is undetermined.