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A firefighter sprays water at dawn this morning on Davis Lodge, the former seniors home that burned near Tignish overnight.
Fires occur in Souris, Byrnes Road, Cardigan, O'Leary and St. Edwards
There were 10 small Halloween-night fires across the Island in Souris, Byrnes Road, Cardigan, O'Leary and St. Edwards, the fire marshall’s office reported this morning.
In addition, the fire marshall’s office said there were numerous other smaller fires that local fire departments handled throughout the night that are not on their list.
There were three structure fires, all in vacant buildings, in Byrnes Road, Milo, St. Edwards. All investigations have been turned over to the RCMP.
The office says there is a structure fire at Tignish Shore which still has fire suppression efforts underway. Based on preliminary investigation they believe this one will also be turned over to RCMP.
“Compared to other years, this year was relatively quiet. We believe the weather had a big part to play in that,” said the news release.
Earlier in the evening things were fairly routine.
"We had a very quiet night," said Sgt. Shane Carr of Charlottetown Police Services.
Charlottetown Fire Services Deputy Chief Tim Mamye told The Guardian that the capital area did not get any fire calls through Halloween night.
Morell fire department said it had a report of flames visible near Green Meadows, but found a tire at the side of the road that was only smoking when it got to the area.