2019-11-13

Fire safety company employees grab extinguishers, rush to fight garage blaze next door

by Keith Corcoran

Hebbville property owner still has a garage standing after a handful of workers from a fire safety company next door raced over with extinguishers to cut down the flames.

On a day Cumings' Fire and Safety Equipment was promoting its clothing and boots, it was its fire suppression gear getting the attention on November 8.

"When a garage fire breaks out next door to our office, we send the Cumings' Fire and Safety fire department," the Highway 3 company posted on social media, using the online platform to encourage others to join the volunteer fire service.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>Fire crews deal with an incident in Hebbville on November 8.</p>

Cumings' employs seven active or retired volunteer firefighters.

First responders were summoned to the garage fire at 2:30 p.m. after a drive-by caller saw smoke coming from the single story structure neighbouring Cumings'. Multiple 911 calls followed.

Volunteer crews from Hebbville, Bridgewater, Hebbs Cross, Wileville and Tri-district (which services Baker Settlement, Newcombville, and Chelsea areas) were requested to help. Some were called off when it was determined the manpower and water supply at the scene was sufficient to deal with the incident.

Thermal imaging equipment was used to locate remaining hot spots to douse.

The fire started inside the building, but the cause wasn't immediately known. It wasn't immediately known if the building had insurance coverage.

There were no injuries.

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