An inspector from the Fire Marshall’s Office confers with a colleague while on the scene of a house fire in Clark’s Harbour on Friday afternoon (Sept. 27). Kathy Johnson photo
A family home on Oakvale Street in Clark’s Harbour was destroyed by an early morning fire on Sept. 27.
Fire fighters from the Island and Barrington Passage Fire Department were called to the blaze at 2:22, said chief Dwayne Hunt. “Flames were shooting through the roof when we got there,” he said.
Assisted by the Barrington 7-E department, firefighters were on the scene for about three hours. “The guys did a good job of knocking it down,” said Hunt. While most of the fire damage was in the upstairs area, the smoke and water damage on the lower level was “substantial,” said Hunt. “It’s a total loss.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The couple who resided in the house were home at the time. There were no injuries. The home was insured.
The Woods Harbour area fire department also responded to the call, and was on standby at the hall in Centreville.