From July 5 until July 8, most Kings County fire departments were kept busy with a series of storm-related alarms, for power lines down or arcing, trees down over power lines or roadways, power lines down across roadways and other storm-related damage.
Kentville firefighters responded to some 54 storm-related calls, including two house fires, while Canning reported around 23 storm-related calls during that period and Greenwich firefighters responded to approximately 30.
New Minas firefighters responded to 48 weather-related alarms July 5-6, including a duplex that had caught on fire on Milne Avenue, and three more July 8 on Deep Hollow Road. According to fire chief James Redmond, “we were very close at one point to evacuating the Valley View Trailer Park.”
Wolfville firefighters responded to 26 storm-related calls. Kingston firefighters had approximately 27, including the garage fire; Port Williams firefighters had nine, Aylesford six and Waterville and District reported seven.