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Charlottetown Fire Department responds to 53 fire calls in January

The Charlottetown Fire Department Station 2 in Sherwood.
The Charlottetown Fire Department Station 2 in Sherwood. - Google Map image
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The Charlottetown Fire Department responded to 53 fire calls in January.

In an unusual twist, Station 2 in Sherwood was the busier of the two stations, with 29 calls.

Nine of those calls were as a result of an equipment malfunction or an alarm ringing with no fire. There were seven calls for cooking fires.

Firefighters in Sherwood also handled three EMS/mutual aid calls, a machine fire, a motor vehicle fire, a motor vehicle accident, someone reporting they could smell gas, one call where someone reported smoke was coming from a roof and one pellet stove fire.

Of the 24 calls Station 1 on Kent Street responded to, 17 of them were for things like alarm ringing and no fire, alarm pulled accidentally, smoke, steam or dust, an equipment malfunction or someone just happened to be working on the system.

Firefighters also responded to five cooking fires, one water rescue and one EMS/mutual aid call.

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