Fire in abandoned Charlottetown home brings quick response

Nigel Armstrong
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Firefighters, police attend fire scene on St. Peters Road Tuesday about 9 p.m.

A small fire in the basement of an abandoned home in Charlottetown drew firefighters and police quickly to the scene.

The home is across from Fair Isle Ford and beside another property being cleared for development. Both properties are beside Scotiabank.

"An empty building, not sure of the cause yet," said Tim Mamye, deputy fire chief of the Charlottetown Fire Department.

He said the fire was quickly extinguished.

"From what I understand, (the home) is scheduled to be demolished in the near future," said Mamye.

A garage on the property next door is in the process of being hauled off the site, with crews working the area just an hour or two before the fire.

Residents in Park Royal Court seniors complex adjacent to the back of the properties were out watching, saying that development of the land is clearly underway but no one has told them what is going to be built on the site.

On March 29 this year, an abandoned building, a former driving range clubhouse on Mount Edward Road was the scene of a fatal fire that killed three young people who had broken into the structure.

"No sign of anyone in the building," said Mamye of Tuesday's fire.

Organizations: Scotiabank, Charlottetown Fire Department.He, Park Royal Court

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Mount Edward Road

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  • enough already
    July 23, 2014 - 15:50

    Half of them are deaf anyway. There is no construction at night. What the heck are you talking about? The way people go on about seniors on this Island you would think everyone over sixty was made out of sugar.

  • whatever
    July 22, 2014 - 23:03

    I cannot understand the Dept of community and seniors not relocating some of those seniors from park royal court ..while all that constuction is going on and demolishion . How are those seniors coping in the first place with the racket and mess a time in their life they should be enjoying peaceful and quiet one gives them any consideration not the first time when the scotia bank went in tbere it was the same . Its great that there is development of course .but these things seniors worry about and they are vunerable many parkroyal residents may have breathing problems with all the dust derbis and due to this fire effects from the caustic chemicals . Fine way to treat seniors if you ask me and there no consideration or any one checking on them or even secirity surrounding the construction site .