Fire significantly damaged a story-and-a-half home in Pomquet yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the scene around 12:30 and remained on there until about 6 o’clock. There were no injuries, no one was home at the time the fire broke out. Pomquet Fire Chief Pierre Venedam says it was one of the most difficult fires he’s encountered.
Pomquet firefighters were assisted in battling the blaze by their counterparts in St. Andrews. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The Pomquet Fire Department will be receiving a new fire truck this weekend. The pumper/tanker, which cost the fire department about 450-thousand dollars is destined for its sub-station in Heatherton. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Benoit says the addition will enhance that sub-station.
Benoit says one feature on the new truck that will help firefighters at emergencies is a command light. The light will be able to light up the scene of a fire or a traffic accident in the evening. The new pumper/tanker is expected to arrive on Saturday.