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Two motor vehicle accidents, smoke from cellphone among calls to Charlottetown Fire Department in July

The Charlottetown Fire Department was one of 15 different emergency services agencies that took part in a parade through Cornwall, Charlottetown and Stratford on Friday in honour of the lives lost in the Nova Scotia shooting. They are shown here on University Avenue in Charlottetown.
Two motor vehicle accidents and smoke coming from a cellphone were among the emergency calls to the Charlottetown Fire Department in July. - SaltWire file
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The number of emergency calls to the Charlottetown Fire Department dropped slightly in July compared to the month before.

Firefighters responded to 57 calls in total at the two stations.

Station 2 in Sherwood was the busier of the two in July, with 29 emergency calls.

False alarms accounted for about 15 of the calls.

Following is a sample of the other calls Station 2 responded to:

  • EMS mutual aid (3),
  • motor vehicle accident/fire (2),
  • cooking fire,
  • elevator rescue,
  • house fire,
  • garbage bin fire,
  • smoke in building,
  • carbon dioxide leak,
  • smoke in motel (cooking),
  • mulch fire and
  • smell of propane.

Station 1 on Kent Street responded to 28 emergency calls and 19 of them were considered false alarms.

The following is a sample of other calls Station 1 responded to:

  • EMS mutual aid (2),
  • cooking alarm,
  • burning bush,
  • stove fire,
  • smoke from a cellphone,
  • smell of chemicals and one water rescue.

The department has responded to a total of 352 emergency calls this year (up to the end of July) compared to 403 calls up to the same time period a year ago.

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