Fire de­stroys home in Chan­nel-Port aux Basques

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Year In Review -

The Chan­nel-Port aux Basques Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment bat­tled a house fire for the bet­ter part of six hours on MacDon­ald Drive on Satur­day, Feb. 24. The fire started af­ter 9:30 a.m. Jerome Bat­tiste, one of wit­nesses, was at his sis­ter’s house nearby and spot­ted the flames shoot­ing up around 9:45 a.m. When he ar­rived at the burn­ing house, he says he could hear the sound of the sirens on the way.

The oc­cu­pants es­caped with­out in­jury, but a teenage neigh­bour was later treated for pos­si­ble smoke in­hala­tion by paramedics. Fire­fight­ers pre­vented the fire from spread­ing to nearby houses but were ham­pered a bit at times as they moved around.


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