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Four fire departments battle blaze in Cape Wolfe Wednesday afternoon

O'Leary, West Point, Miminegash, and Alberton Fire Departments worked to extinguish a blaze mid-afternoon Wednesday that engulfed an estimated 70x90-foot boat shed owned by Gerald Howard.
O'Leary, West Point, Miminegash, and Alberton Fire Departments worked to extinguish a blaze mid-afternoon Wednesday that engulfed an estimated 70x90-foot boat shed owned by Gerald Howard. - Eric McCarthy
CAPE WOLFE, P.E.I. —

Four fire departments responded to the scene of a fire that destroyed a building on Wednesday in Cape Wolfe. 

O'Leary, West Point, Miminegash, and Alberton Fire Departments worked to extinguish a blaze mid-afternoon that engulfed an estimated 70x90-foot boat shed owned by Gerald Howard. 

Howard is a retired fisherman. His son, Andre - who is currently out of the country, has taken over the gear. His boat, Playing for Keeps,  was next to the structure at the time of the fire and was scorched but is thought to be repairable. 

Howard said he heard whistling and popping noises coming from the structure and figured it was the plastic buoys that were stored inside exploding and spreading the fire. There was also firewood stored in the structure. West Prince RCMP and Island EMS also attended the scene. There appear to be no injuries. 

O'Leary, West Point, Miminegash, and Alberton Fire Departments worked to extinguish a blaze mid-afternoon Wednesday that engulfed an estimated 70x90-foot boat shed owned by Gerald Howard.
O'Leary, West Point, Miminegash, and Alberton Fire Departments worked to extinguish a blaze mid-afternoon Wednesday that engulfed an estimated 70x90-foot boat shed owned by Gerald Howard.



Attempts were made by the Journal Pioneer to speak with emergency responders, but no comment was provided by press time. 

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