Day-after-Arthur calls keep fire departments busy

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Smith’s Cove, Bear River and Digby Fire departments responded to a generator fire in Smith’s Cove.

A homeowner in Smith’s Cove arrived just in time to find a small fire started in the wall of his garage where the generator was hooked up supplying power to his home.

Smith’s Cove, Bear River and Digby Fire departments responded but the homeowner had the fire mostly extinguished when the firefighters arrived.

Digby responded to two more calls before 9 p.m. to make five calls for the day – they had two calls for a flooded basement earlier in the day.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Geographic location: Bear River

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  • Bill M.
    July 08, 2014 - 16:42

    Generators should never be operated in a garage, nor should you backfeed the generator into the house's electrical system, these are the two of the most dangerous ways to operate a portable generator http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/stories/589-How-to-Use-a-Generator-and-Stay-Safe.html