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A fire early this morning destroyed a cottage in Frenchfort.
No one was in the cottage at the time.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to a structure fire call on Dougan Lane at 5:25 a.m. with five trucks and 24 firefighters.
Mutual aid was provided by the Charlottetown Fire Department Station 2 and from the East River Fire Department.
North Shore Fire Chief Bob Morrison says the “fairly good sized cottage’’ was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene.
“There were cottages nearby but luckily the wind was going in the right direction and they were not in danger,’’ says Morrison.
Getting right up to the cottage was a chore with thick mud making it impossible to get the vehicles close to the building.
“We had an extremely remote distance that was inaccessible by trucks so we had to lay just under 2,000 feet of hose,’’ says Morrison.
“That was very tiring.’’
Firefighters were on the scene for four and a half hours but had plenty more work left after facing a major cleanup of fire fighting equipment.
No firefighters were injured.
The provincial fire marshal is investigating the origin and cause of the fire.