Firefighters tackle McKay Section garage fire

Ashley Thompson
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A garage in McKay Section is still standing, but in need of some significant repairs, after an evening fire this week.

The Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 1059 McKay Road around 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Andy McDade, deputy chief for the department, says flames were stretching out of the windows of the building when firefighters arrived.

“It was a working fire inside the bay of the garage extending into the storage space above.”

McDade says the firefighters saved the structure before it was damage beyond repair, in spite of challenging weather conditions.

“The climate made it bad. It was cold and slippery and the driveway was really icy and hard to get the engine up.”

It was a team effort to put the fire out.

A pumper truck and crew from Mount Uniacke was called in for mutual aid, as well as tankers from Windsor and Summerville. Members of the Windsor Fire Department also stood by at Brooklyn’s fire station in case another call came in.

McDade says about 30 firefighters responded to the call and no one was injured. They cleared the scene around 1 a.m.

“Everybody did well,” McDade said.

 One vehicle was damaged in the fire. The cause of the fire has been deemed accidental.


Organizations: Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department, Windsor Fire Department

Geographic location: 1059 McKay Road, Mount Uniacke, Brooklyn

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