NEW DETAILS/VIDEO: No injuries in Cardigan house fire

Steve Sharratt
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CARDIGAN - No one was injured as local firefighters here fought a stubborn blaze in an attempt to save a family home just outside the village limits.

The home of Wade Howatt caught fire sometime before 5 p.m. when his wife escaped with the children and called 911.

Cardigan firefighters arrived on the scene with Chief Dwayne MacIntyre. Central Kings fire department assisted.

Five trucks and 20 firefighters tried to quell the blaze that appeared to ignite somewhere at the kitchen end of the home near Myers Hill.

Deputy Provincial fire marshal Robert Arsenault was on the scene but the blaze was still being fought at 6 p.m. when firefighters enlisted a chainsaw to cut through one end of the home.

Highway 4 was blocked off and traffic was re-routed through the village of Cardigan.



More to come, full details in The Guardian tomorrow.


Geographic location: Montague, 48 Road, Launching Road

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  • would if i could
    December 11, 2012 - 01:55

    i was told I must have vehicle insurance and plenty of referrals to get insurance for my apartment.. i cant afford a car so what? i cant get rental insurance because i don't have a car??? doesnt seem right to me,, that info came from the insurance place in queen st by the new post office.

  • intobed
    December 10, 2012 - 19:00

    Thankfully every one made it outside the house. I hope no one was hurt.

  • Justine Thyme
    December 10, 2012 - 17:59

    Another family recovering from a house fire before Christmas, anytime of year is bad, Christmas is the worse. Things can be replaced, lives cannot, please remember to have working fire alarms, an escape plan and house insurance. It still boggles my mind, how many people I personally know, who do not have apartment or house insurance.