UPDATED: Fire guts Greenwich home

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By John DeCoste and Jennifer Hoegg

Update: At  6 p.m., crews were still cleaning up and checking for hot spots at the scene of an afternoon house fire in Greenwich.

In addition to Wolfville, Port Williams, New Minas and Kentville firefighters, Canning Fire Department also helped at the scene.  Hantsport crews stood in at the fire hall.




Firefighters and equipment from five Valley departments are battling a house fire in Greenwich this afternoon – just a stone’s throw away from the fire house.

The fire at 361 Sunnyside Road at the conjunction of Kimbrough Court and Highway 1 is at the entrance to Greenwich Height subdivision.

For a slideshow of photos from the fire, click here.

Greenwich firefighters responded to the original alarm shortly after 2:30 p.m., and according to Chief Dave Miller, the fire in the two-storey structure was "going pretty good when we got there.”

Mutual aid was requested and responded to the scene from Wolfville, Port Williams, New Minas and Kentville. Hantsport firefighters were dispatched to stand in at the Greenwich fire hall.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Firefighters say the home was occupied, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

"I haven't been in yet too take a look," Miller said around 3 p.m. "I don't know for sure, but I'm speculating it might have begun in the basement area as that was where most of the fire seemed to be."

Miller said he had asked a representative from the provincial Fire Marshal's office to attend the scene

As of 4:30 p.m., fire crews were still on the scene.



Firefighters from Greenwich, New Minas, Wolfville, Kentville and Port Williams and Hantsport have been called to a house fire in Greenwich.

The fire is at a home at 361 Sunnyside Road, just off Highway 1 near Kimbrough Court.

Firefighters say the home was occupied, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

According to viewpoint.ca, the property has been for sale on and off since 2010. The house sold in April 2012 for $152,000 and was relisted later in 2012. There was a "for sale" sign on the home's lawn.

Fire crews are still on the scene and RCMP are asking drivers to stay away from the area.

More to come

Organizations: Greenwich house, RCMP

Geographic location: Greenwich, Port Williams

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