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Fire destroys home in Channel-Port aux Basques

Firefighters battled a house fire at MacDonald Drive on Feb. 24.
Firefighters battled a house fire at MacDonald Drive on Feb. 24. -File photo

Feb. 24

The Channel-Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department battled a house fire for the better part of six hours on MacDonald Drive on Saturday, Feb. 24.
The fire started after 9:30 a.m.

Jerome Battiste, one of witnesses, was at his sister’s house nearby and spotted the flames shooting up around 9:45 a.m. When he arrived at the burning house, he says he could hear the sound of the sirens on the way.

The occupants escaped without injury, but a teenage neighbour was later treated for possible smoke inhalation by paramedics. Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to nearby houses but were hampered a bit at times as they moved around.

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