Dozens of firefighters from throughout the region were called to the scene of an intense fire on Sunday evening in Frosty Hollow that caused extensive damage to a two-storey home.
“When our crews arrived on scene, they found a structure that was fully engulfed,” said Sackville Fire Chief Craig Bowser on Monday morning.
Bowser said as soon as the call came in around 6:30 p.m., he requested mutual aid assistance from other departments because he knew the Queens Road location was in an area without hydrants. Firefighting crews from Dorchester, Memramcook, Point de Bute and Port Elgin were called to help out at the scene and with shuttling water, he said.
“A big fire requires a lot of water,” he said, pointing out that the assisting departments were a great asset and their support was appreciated.
Bowser said no one was at home at the time of the fire but one of the homeowners’ pets is believed to have perished in the blaze.
“One of the family pets did make it out but, from my understanding, one did not.”
It took crews nearly four hours to fully extinguish the fire Sunday night, noting that the flames ripped through the home from end to end.
“The structure remains intact; however, there is extensive damage to the property,” said Bowser of the fire, smoke and water damage to the home.
He said the cause and the point of origin of the fire were unknown as of Monday morning but was under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.