Fire destroys Greenfield barn
Wolfville firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Davison Street in Greenfield at 5:30 p.m. on March 20. On their arrival, they found an approximately 80- by 80-foot outbuilding on fire.
According to Wolfville fire chief Kirk Fredericks, the building contained a tractor on the ground floor and a large amount of hay stored in an upper loft.
Firefighters remained on scene until around 10 p.m. The fire destroyed the building; Fredericks said an excavator had to be brought in to flatten the remains.
Mutual aid was requested and provided from Greenwich, Port Williams, Hantsport and New Minas, with Windsor and Greenwich standing in at the Wolfville station.
Fredericks said that fortunately, there was a pond on the property, which provided a ready source of water.
While they were on scene at the structure fire, between 6 and 7 p.m., Wolfville firefighters also responded to a chimney fire at a residence on Newtonville Road. Greenwich firefighters provided assistance at the scene.
• At 10:43 a.m., New Minas firefighters responded to a two-vehicle collision in the roundabout on Commercial Street.
1:32 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a chimney fire on Gibson Woods Road in Gibson Woods.
• Just after 6:30 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a garage on fire on Lamont Road in Lakeville. On their arrival, the approximately 20- by 30-foot structure was fully involved and had started to spread to an adjacent house.
With the help of mutual aid from Waterville and District, Berwick and New Minas, firefighters were able to knock down the fire and save the house. There was only minimal damage to the house, but the garage was a total loss.
• At 11 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a smell of oil at 271 Exhibition Street. It turned out to be due to a flooded furnace.
• New Minas firefighters responded to a single-vehicle collision on Canaan Mountain Road, with no serious injuries, at 8:44 p.m.
• At 7 p.m., Canning firefighters responded to a chimney fire on Highway 358 in Scott’s Bay.
• Berwick firefighters responded to a report of power lines arcing on Taylor Road in Windermere at 8:45 p.m.
• Just after 4:15 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a fuel leak in the parking lot at Valley Regional Hospital. It turned out to be a car leaking fuel.
• Canning firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on the side of the road on Jackson Barkhouse Road in Kingsport at 7:45 p.m. The car sustained significant damage.
• Kentville firefighters responded to a chimney fire at 46 Church Avenue in Kentville just before 6:30 a.m.
• Around 11 p.m., Berwick firefighters responded to a report of power lines down near 4322 Brooklyn Street in Somerset.
• Kentville firefighters responded to a fire alarm sounding at the Glooscap Curling Club at 17 Crescent Avenue. The alarm was traced to a steam pipe on the furnace at 11 p.m.
• New Minas firefighters responded to three storm-related incidents through Wednesday evening. All were silent alarms, handled without a page.
• At 9:40 a.m., Waterville and District firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 221 in Grafton, east of the Black Rock Road. There were no serious injuries.