Kings County fire report July 15

John Decoste
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Fire Lines

July 3

• 5 p.m., Waterville and District firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle collision at the intersection of Cambridge Road and Ratchford Road. On arrival, no collision or vehicles could be found.

• Just after 9:30 p.m., Aylesford and District firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Highway 101, which turned out to be minor.

 

July 5

• At 6:20 a.m., Canning firefighters responded to Water Street in Kingsport, where a house had been struck by lightning. The chimney, which took the brunt of the strike, exploded as a result, spreading debris throughout the property and causing extensive damage to the house and vehicles parked in the driveway.

• Just after 1 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a report of an electrical fire on Lacewood Drive. The alarm was originally called in as a possible structure fire.

A few moments later, Kentville firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on Southview Avenue. Both calls were storm-related, caused by live power lines falling over houses.

• At 5 p.m., Port Williams firefighters responded to a minor house fire on Rawding Drive, caused by a downed tree pulling down power lines. Greenwich firefighters provided mutual aid with a pumper and tanker to the scene.

• Around 5:45 p.m., Kentville firefighters responded to a truck fire on Redden Avenue.

 

July 6

• At 1:24 a.m., New Minas firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the storage area at Canadian Tire in New Minas. Then, at 3:25 a.m., New Minas responded to a storage shed that had been set on fire behind the County Fair Mall. Kentville firefighters responded in mutual aid to the second of the two fires. Both fires were investigated by RCMP and determined to be acts of arson.

• Waterville and District firefighters responded to Cambridge Mountain Road at 1:25 p.m., where downed power lines arcing in a ditch had started a small grass fire.

• Kingston firefighters responded to a report of a garage fire in Wilmot at 4 p.m.  On investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be a generator running inside the garage, which was leveled. Nictaux firefighters provided mutual aid.

• Just before 9 p.m., Waterville and District firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm sounding on Highway 221 in Woodville, which turned out to be a false alarm.

 

July 7

• New Minas firefighters responded to a light ballast on fire at a business on Silver Fox Avenue in New Minas at 10:24 a.m.

• At 12:40 p.m., New Minas firefighters responded to an overheated air conditioner on the roof of the County Fair Mall.

 

July 9

• At 6:30 p.m., Port Williams firefighters responded to investigate a report of illegal burning at Starr’s Point. The property owner agreed to extinguish the fire.

• Wolfville firefighters responded to a report of an electrical fire on Hillside Avenue just after 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Organizations: County Fair Mall, Canadian Tire, RCMP

Geographic location: Kentville, New Minas, Kings Cambridge Road Ratchford Road Port Williams Water Street Kingsport Southview Avenue Greenwich Redden Avenue Cambridge Mountain Road Wilmot Woodville Silver Fox Avenue Hillside Avenue

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