Woman and pets escape from house fire in Hampton

Four fire departments on scene; dealing with hotspots

Lawrence Powell editor@annapolisspectator.ca
Published on August 11, 2014

A woman and two dogs managed to escape from a house fire on Hampton Mountain Road in Hampton, Annapolis County in the early afternoon August 11.

The house was completely engulfed by flames by the time firefighters arrived and although the building was still mostly standing, was destroyed by the fire. Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Sheridan said flames were through the roof when firefighters got there. A nearby garage was also on fire, but firefighters were able to save it with minimal damage.

By 3 p.m. firefighters had the fire under control and were dousing hot spots.

Firefighters are still on the scene. Four departments responded to the blaze, including Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown, Port Lorne and Lawrencetown. The provincial transportation department was also at the home to provide assistance.

Bringing water to the scene was a challenge and firefighters used a pumper/tanker relay to shuttle water to the location.

The fire marshal has been called to the scene and will investigate the cause of the fire. 

Traffic coming up Hampton Mountain from the valley was being detoured several kilometres before the fire location at civic address 1820 which is within sight of the Bay of Fundy. Traffic from Hampton was also being re-routed on Shore Road East.

More to come.