Fire marshal says cause of fire not likely to be known today

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Provincial fire marshal Dave Rossiter is back today at the scene of a residence fire in Canavoy which severely damaged a two-storey older residence owned by Everett Coughlin on the Old Mount Stewart Road.

CANAVOY — Provincial fire marshal Dave Rossiter is back today at the scene of a residence fire in Canavoy which severely damaged a two-storey older residence owned by Everett Coughlin on the Old Mount Stewart Road.

Rossiter was on the site Thursday as well following the fire, which broke out at approximatelty 11 a.m. in bitterly cold conditions Wednesday.

East River fire department responded to the blaze, assisted by St. Peters, Morell, Mount Stewart and North Shore departments.

Coughlin is the owner of the construction company Hammer & Spike.

Rossiter said he had a few followups to do and will not likely have a cause of fire determined by the end of day today.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. It appeared the fire started around the top part of a chimney near the roof.

There was no one home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The home was almost completely gutted.

The exterior of the house is now encased in ice from the water poured onto the flames by firefighters.

Geographic location: Wednesday.East River, Mount Stewart, North Shore

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  • Canavoy resident
    January 04, 2013 - 12:23

    This looks like a house that burned recently on the Canavoy Road, RTE 350.