Kings fire lines: Nov. 27

John Decoste
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Fire Lines

Nov. 15

• At 10 p.m., Greenwich firefighters responded to a single-vehicle collision on Deep Hollow Road. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.

Nov. 16

• New Minas firefighters responded to a brush fire on the side of Highway 101 at 11:18 a.m.

Nov. 17

• Waterville and District firefighters responded to a chimney fire on Rawding Road in Black Rock around 4:13 p.m.

•  Waterville and District firefighters responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Cambridge just west of Perry Rand Transportation. Firefighters assisted with traffic control. There were no injuries.

Nov. 18

• At 11:15 a.m., Canning firefighters responded to a structure fire on Elm Street that ended up destroying one garage and damaging two others. A house and two vehicles were also damaged.

• At 11:43 a.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a grain dryer at the Big East Grain Centre on North Aldershot Road in Steam Mill. Firefighters remained on the scene for almost six hours. Mutual aid was supplied from New Minas and Waterville.

• At 5:10 p.m., New Minas firefighters responded to a smoke condition on Milne Avenue.

• Wolfville firefighters responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Greenfield Road in Gaspereau shortly after 6 p.m. A vehicle coming down the hill had lost control, left the road and rolled over into the ditch.

According to fire Chief Kirk Fredericks, firefighters were expecting to have to extricate the driver from the vehicle, but he was able to exit on his own by the time they arrived.

Firefighters assisted in removing the vehicle from the ditch. Fredericks said the driver was fortunate to avoid serious injury, as the vehicle was written off. As it was, he was transported to hospital as a precaution.

Nov. 19

• In the afternoon, Canning firefighters responded to a medical assist call on the Weaver Road in Medford. Reports indicated a man cutting down a tree on his property was struck and killed when the tree accidentally fell on him.

Nov. 20

• Wolfville firefighters responded to assist RCMP at the scene of a vehicle collision on Elm Street at 12:23 a.m. A taxi had apparently gone out of control, hit a building and another vehicle before stopping on the railroad tracks.

Firefighters were called to clean up two separate fuel spills. RCMP investigated the incident, and determined the driver of the vehicle had gone out of control due to a medical emergency. Firefighters were no scene a little over an hour.

• Kentville firefighters responded along with EHS paramedics to the scene of a three-vehicle collision on Belcher Street near Kingstec shortly before 8 a.m. There were no injuries.

• New Minas firefighters responded to a brush fire on the old railbed at the bottom end of Jones Road in New Minas around noon.

• Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a car on fire at the intersection of Mountain View and English Mountain Road in Coldbrook around 2 p.m. It was determined the vehicle was having trouble with its engine.

• Kentville firefighters responded to a report of an unknown fire at a residence on Borden Street off Lovett Road in Coldbrook around 10 p.m..

The emergency was upgraded en route to a possible house fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a fire in a green bin up against the side of the house, which was quickly extinguished with minimal damage other than to the green bin.

The cause of the fire was determined to be improper storage of combustables.

Nov. 21

• At 9 a.m., Canning firefighters responded to a water line break on Chapel Road in Canning.

• At 3:51 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a two-vehicle collision on Main Street in Kentville near the Baptist Church. There were no injuries.

 

Organizations: Big East Grain Centre, RCMP, Baptist Church

Geographic location: New Minas, Kentville, Elm Street Deep Hollow Road Rawding Road Black Rock Cambridge Perry North Aldershot Road Steam Mill Milne Avenue Greenfield Road Gaspereau Coldbrook Weaver Road Medford Belcher Street Jones Road Mountain View English Mountain Road Borden Street Lovett Road Chapel Road

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