Fire destroys Clarksville home

Ashley Thompson athompson@hantsjournal.ca
Published on July 3, 2014

A Clarksville couple is displaced following an afternoon fire.

Donald Young came home from work around suppertime July 3 to find firefighters rushing to tackle what was left of a blaze that had already destroyed most of his home.

They responded pretty good, it was just too late when they got here,” said Young, staring at the charred remains of the Highway 202 home he shared with his wife.

Firefighters cleared the scene around 8 p.m., but the mild-mannered Young hung around to assess the damage.

“My wife came home and started mowing the lawn and the next thing you know, there was a fire in there,” he said.

“She was lucky.”

No one was injured in the fire, and the couple does not have any pets.

Young said the fire started in a backroom, where an electrical panel is located, but he does not know what caused the blaze. He admits to feeling disheartened by the loss of his home, but said he'll carry on.

“Not much you can do,” he said. “As long as everybody was safe, that's the main thing.”

Young, who has family in the area, plans to stay at a trailer he has at a nearby campground for now.

“I'll get by,” he said.