Home extensively damaged in fire

Karen Wells
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Occupants escape without injury

Lewisporte Fire Rescue and the RCMP responded to a house fire at 5 Pond Road just after 10:30 a.m. this morning.

The fire at the rear of the home on 5 Pond Road.

An RCMP member on patrol in the Lewisporte area noticed heavy smoke coming from the residence. Upon arrival at the house on Pond Road the occupants were evacuating along with the family pet. Fire Chief Barry Budden said there was a mother and child who had escaped the burning house before the fire department arrived on scene.

According to a press release from the RCMP the rear of the house was engulfed in flames. Fire Rescue arrived on scene within minutes of the call and contained the fire, however, the property sustained extensive damages.

Budden said the fire at the rear of the house was in the kitchen area.

“Our team went inside and extinguished the fire there,” the Fire Chief said. “The fire was contained to the rear of the house but there is a lot of smoke and water damage inside.”

Budden said conditions were windy which didn’t help in the firefighting effort, but there was a good turnout of volunteer firefighters to help battle the blaze and there was a steady supply of water from the hydrants.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

editor@pilotnl.ca

Organizations: RCMP, Lewisporte Fire Rescue

Geographic location: 5 Pond Road, Lewisporte

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