2020-03-16

Fire destroys backyard barn, convertible car

by Keith Corcoran

A two-storey backyard barn in Middlewood went up in flames, destroying the structure and a convertible car inside.

First responders were summoned during the lunch hour to a Hirtle Road address where a grass fire and a building, estimated to be six-by-nine-metres in size, was also fully ablaze.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>Emergency crews work the Hirtle Road, Middlewood, scene of a barn fire. The March 16 blaze destroyed the building and a convertible vehicle inside. No one was hurt.</p>

Emergency crews were on scene for a few hours working to extinguish the fire, which levelled the structure and burned less than a half-hectare of terrain. No one was hurt.

Roughly, 40 volunteer firefighters in total from departments in Italy Cross, Petite Riviere, Hebbs Cross, Hebbville, and Mill Village worked the incident. Personnel from the United Communities volunteer fire department, which services the communities including Voglers Cove, Broad Cove, and Cherry Hill, also chipped in trucks and responders.

About a dozen trucks, including tankers for water supply, were put to work during the incident.

The listed property owner posted information on social media indicating his barn was "completely destroyed with my convertible inside."

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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