Cause of fire at Walton home remains unknown
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.”