Com­pletely de­stroyed

Cause of fire at Wal­ton home re­mains un­known

Valley Journal Advertiser - - COMMUNITY - BY COLIN CHISHOLM HANTSJOURNAL. CA

Danny Pat­ter­son, chief of the Wal­ton Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, said a home was com­pletely de­stroyed in­side the main vil­lage, near the fire de­part­ment, on Wal­ton Woods Road.

“A per­son driv­ing by saw smoke com­ing out of the house and she went to a neigh­bour’s house and called 911,” Pat­ter­son said. “By that time, there was a lot of smoke and flames and ( they) were start­ing to come out of the ex­te­rior of the house.”

Pat­ter­son said by the time fire­fight­ers ar­rived, the blaze was “pretty well along.”

No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no in- ju­ries re­ported, he said.

Pat­ter­son said that the struc­ture is likely a to­tal loss.

“We’re still in­ves­ti­gat­ing parts of it, so some things are still un­known at this time,” he said, adding that the cause of the fire has yet to be de­ter­mined.

Fire­fight­ers were on scene from ap­prox­i­mately 9: 45 a. m. un­til 2 p.m. March 26.

The road was blocked to traf- fic while scene.

A high num­ber of de­part­ments as­sisted with the call, in­clud­ing Brook­lyn, Raw­don, Noel, Mait­land, Sum­merville, Wolfville, Hantsport, Wind­sor and Elms­dale.

Pat­ter­son said the big­gest need was a wa­ter sup­ply.

“We weren’t too far away, but the big is­sue was the time of day and day of the week,” he said. fire­fight­ers were on

“Ev­ery­one works away, so you have to pull in man­power from other de­part­ments, and you have to go quite a ways to get it.”

The help was ap­pre­ci­ated, he added.

“Man­power is scarce through the week at that time of day,” he said. “We rely heav­ily on mu­tual aid, and we al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate what­ever help ( the other de­part­ments) can give us.”

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