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Antigonish Firefighters answer apartment fire

No one was hurt in an apartment fire in Antigonish yesterday.  The fire was reported at 10:45 a.m. at 100 College Street.  Firefighters noticed smoke when they arrived on the scene.  Residents of the building were evacuated; one had to be escorted from the structure with the assistance of a police officer and a firefighter.  There was some smoke damage to the building, but no fire damage.
Firefighters determined the cause of the fire was an unattended pan on the stove.  Working smoke alarms warned residents of the fire.
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More upgrades of Town Fire equipment planned

At last night’s Town Council meeting, it was announced that a new fire truck will be purchased by the Town of Antigonish, with a price tag of six hundred thousand dollars. The new pumper truck will replace an older unit on the fleet that was over thirty years old.

Council also approved a motion to allow a new 25 year plan that will replace the entire fleet of trucks. Mayor Laurie Boucher says the new plan is essential to protect the citizens of Antigonish, including the firefighters of the area:


Boucher says this new fire levy that will be introduced is common in other areas. The levy equates to 2.6 cents per $100.