Windsor firefighters respond to Valentine's Day house fire

Carole Morris-Underhill editor@hantsjournal.ca
Published on February 14, 2016

WINDSOR – Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire on O'Brien Street in Windsor Sunday afternoon, but not before the RCMP were called in to provide some assistance.

“We did have a confrontational individual out front that the Mounties addressed for us,” said Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Juteau, adding that he could not elaborate on the situation as it's under investigation. He could confirm it was an adult man that was removed from the scene.

The Windsor Fire Department received the call about a possible structure fire Feb. 14 just before 4 p.m. Upon arrival, flames were visible.

“When I arrived here, we had heavy fire coming out the second floor,” said Juteau.

“The first unit... ran lines inside to attack the fire. Then the crews inside thought it was in the basement, at which point we pulled the crews back and sent a crew to the basement,” he said, noting they continued to fight the fire from inside once they were confident in the integrity of the floor's structure.

The occupants of the home, located in the 900 block of O'Brien Street, were able to get outside safely. One Windsor firefighter received minor burns while fighting the fire.

The neighbouring home, which Juteau said was about 10 feet away, did not receive any fire damage.

About 25 Windsor firefighters attended the call. Mutual aid saw one crew from Brooklyn Station 2 in Three Mile Plains provide assistance, and Hantsport stand in at the Windsor station.

“The guys did a phenomenal job,” said Juteau.

The fire call wrapped up around 6:30 p.m.

The provincial fire marshal has been called in to investigate.

 

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<p>Windsor firefighters quickly attacked a fire at this residence on O'Brien Street Feb. 14.</p>

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<p>Firefighter Caleb Matheson had a cold job Feb. 14 as he hunkered down in the snow to hose down the b-side of a 2.5 storey home on O'Brien Street.</p>

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<p>Lieut. Dave Mailman helps the interior fire crew by feeding hose through the entrance of the building.</p>

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<p>Capt. Jamie Harvey pulls supply hose from the pumper to hook up to the aerial ladder.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Firefighters Mike Edgar and Lieut. Kim Willins work together to get a ladder to the scene of a structure fire Feb. 14.</p>

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<p>Firefighters Mike Edgar and Lieut. Kim Willins work together to get a ladder to the scene of a structure fire Feb. 14.</p>

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<p>This NS Power employee had a busy long weekend. He responded to both the Feb. 13 St. Croix house fire and the Feb. 14 Windsor house fire.</p>

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<p>Windsor Capt. Randell Davidson makes his way back to the fire scene.</p>

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<p>Captains Jamie Harvey and Doug Matheson were at the ready in case an aerial attack was required for the house fire on O'Brien Street.</p>

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<p>Capt. Ryan Richard, with the Brooklyn Fire Department, was one of the mutual aid responders at the Feb. 14 fire in Windsor.</p>

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<p>Firefighters Alex MacEachern and Wayne Hopkins remove their gear following an interior attack on a house fire.</p>

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