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South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services responds to two calls over the holidays

On December 28, 2019 South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services Morrisburg Station responded to a report of a structure fire at 15 Fifth Street. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and heat on the main floor, and fire starting to move to the roof area threatening the apartments above. The residents of two of the three apartments had self evacuated, firefighters rescued the last occupant from the second floor though a window. An Arial ladder was requested to assist from the town of Prescott, they arrived on scene began to fight the fire from above. Lloyd McMillan Equipment Shovel began to remove the roof and other areas so the fire could be extinguished.

SDFES thanks South Dundas Public Works, South Dundas Water, Town of Prescott and the Prescott Fire Department, Cornwall EMS, Ontario Provincial Police, Rideau St. Lawrence Hydro, Tim Hortons, Centennial Restaurant and Century 21 for buying breakfast it was greatly appreciated.

On December 29, 2019 South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services (SDFES) Iroquois Station responded to a report of a structure fire at 10998 Irena Road. During the response the road conditions cause Tanker 143 to slide off the roadway and onto its side. There were four firefighters onboard at the time of the incident, two sustained minor bruises and were transported to the Winchester hospital for observation, the other two continued to the fire scene.

Upon arrival firefighters found a fire to be located in the basement furnace room area and flames on the main story of the resident. The Williamsburg station was dispatched for water supply and manpower. Due to heavy smoke and heat firefighters took a defensive attack to protect a neighbour’s home and a nearby garage.

SDFES thanks South Dundas Public Works, SD&G County Public Works, Cornwall EMS, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Hydro, Bills Towing, Cornwall Towing, Lloyd McMillan Equipment and David Browns Environmental for their assistance.