Dublin Shore outbuilding goes up in flames


A garage went up in flames in Dublin Shore, but the area's fire chief says if there were a change in weather conditions, and the home was situated differently on the property, the outcome could have been far worse.

The wind was blowing smoke and flames toward the road, in a direction away from a structure and a vehicle, James Williams, fire chief of the LaHave and district volunteer fire department, told LighthouseNOW during a phone call.

The Highway 331 home was estimated to be around 30 metres away from the burning single-storey, five-by-seven-metre outbuilding.

Someone working with equipment inside the building temporarily left to do something else, then noticed the flames, Williams indicated.

Emergency crews were summoned just before 2:30 p.m., March 3 to the incident. First-arriving firefighters informed responders the building was already fully-involved in flames.

"There was nothing to save; it was a total loss," Williams said of the garage.

Extra personnel from volunteer fire departments in Pleasantville, Riverport and Conquerall Bank were needed to work the scene.

Efforts of the 25 firefighters working to extinguish the blaze were aided with water supply from tankers as the area doesn't have a hydrant system. Water had to be pumped up a steep driveway from the road, Williams said.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Williams didn't believe the building was insured.

The cause of the fire is classified as accidental in nature.

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