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.