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Little Pond P.E.I. in a screenshot taken from Google Maps.
LITTLE POND – First responders from four fire departments attended to a blaze that engulfed a single dwelling bungalow on Rte 310 here Friday night.
Central Kings Fire Department Chief Billy Holland said the blaze was reported at approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday.
“Somebody drove by, it was one of our members actually, and had noticed it (the fire) and called it in,” said Holland. “The house was pretty much engulfed and fully involved when we got there.”
Nobody was home at the time of the fire.
A spokesperson said the bungalow was being rented at the time. They were unsure whether there was just one or multiple residents.
Fire departments from Souris, St. Peters and Cardigan provided mutual aid in fighting the fire, which occurred about half a kilometer from the Little Pond Community Centre.
Holland said the fire was in no danger of spreading to other residences.
More than 30 firefighters battled the blaze until approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, however, the structure was destroyed by the fire.
“We hauled a lot of water there and tried to slow it down as much as we could but it was just one of those things, you couldn’t get ahead of it (the fire),” said Holland.
The provincial fire marshal’s office was investigating the scene Friday night and again Saturday.
Provincial fire marshal Dave Rossiter said a media release on the blaze will be issued sometime Monday.