House fire keeps Cormack fire department busy over the weekend

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This is all that remains of house on Veterans Drive in Cormack after it was destroyed by fire on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Cormack’s fire Chief Chris Foster said it’s not unusual for firefighters to get called back to a structure fire.

That was the case over the weekend with a fire that destroyed a home on Veterans Drive.

“Any structure fire like that, when you got walls that fell in and there’s spots underneath that could come back, that’s just a common everyday thing,” said Foster.

The Cormack Volunteer Fire Department received the first call on the home at approximately 11 a.m. Friday.

“When we got the call it was a call for smoke coming from a house, and when we got in it was a fully evolved fire,” said Foster.

The home was unoccupied at the time and Foster said the residents were out of town, but have been notified.

The Cormack department had approximately 12 members on scene along with seven from the Deer Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

“It was fully going and we were there until we got all the hotspots,” said Foster.

He said it was 5:30 p.m. before the crew returned to the fire hall.

On Saturday morning a smaller crew of about five had to return to the home again out of concern for some hotspots.

“It was starting to heat up and smoke a bit again,” said Foster.

He said it took about 45 minutes to cool down the hotspots.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was also on the scene on Friday and Foster said once the fire was out the site was turned over to the RCMP for investigation.

 

 

Organizations: Fire Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Geographic location: Deer Lake

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