Fire destroys Cape Egmont summer home

Mike Carson newsroom@journalpioneer.com
Published on June 4, 2014
Wellington firefighters look over the remains of a summer home destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and the provincial fire marshal’s office was at the scene to try and determine a cause for the blaze. 
Mike Carson/Journal Pioneer

CAPE EGMONT – An early afternoon fire, Wednesday, destroyed a summer home in Cape Egmont.

 

Firefighters from the Wellington Fire Department were called to the Dosithie Gallant Road around 1:30 p.m. on a reported structure fire.

Desmond Arsenault, communications officer for the Wellington Fire Department, said that the building was totally engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters from Tyne Valley and Miscouche were also called to help fight the fire.

Arsenault said that high winds and dry grass made the situation even more hazardous for firefighters.

The grass was ignited and firefighters were concerned about another home across the street. Crews managed to contain the blaze to the summer home.

The home was owned by an off-Island couple who had just returned to Prince Edward Island to re-open the building for the summer but were not at home when the fire broke out.

Wellington firefighters were at the scene late Wednesday afternoon watering hot spots in the remains of the building.

There were no injuries reported from the blaze.

The provincial fire marshal’s office was at the scene Wednesday afternoon to try and determine a cause for the fire.

mcarson@journalpioneer.com