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Saturday , 16 October 2021
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Vermilion and Dewberry fire departments respond to multiple structure fires

The Vermilion Fire & Rescue Society and Dewberry Fire & Rescue have responded to two structure fires in the last 12 hours.

Vermilion Fire & Rescue Society was dispatched shortly before 1:00 a.m. this morning, October 12, to a report of a fire on the exterior of a house.

Kirk Hughes is the Director of Protective Services for the County of Vermilion River.

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“Firefighters arrived and actioned the fire quickly preventing the flames from gaining access to the interior of the residence,” Hughes told Lakeland Connect. “Crews checked exposures before handing the property back over to the homeowner.”

Also, early this morning, Dewberry Fire & Rescue was notified of a well-involved structure fire north of the Village.

“First arriving crews found a completely lost structure smoldering to the foundation,” Hughes said. “Firefighters cooled what remained and checked for any spread in the surrounding woods.”

Due to the unusual nature of the fire, Chief MacDonald from Dewberry called for a Fire Investigator. Chief Hughes was dispatched and the RCMP were notified and attended.

The fire cause remains under investigation.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!