Firefighters work quick to extinguish Ameliasburgh blaze

Fire crews from Station 6 and 8 were called to this quonset building fire on Tuesday. ((Desirée Decoste/Gazette staff)


Firefighters from Station 6 in Consecon and Station 8 in Carrying Place were on scene of a garage fire at 20450 Loyalist Parkway near Salem Road on Tuesday.

According to Prince Edward County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Tim Kraemer, the call came in to dispatch about 10:15 a.m. and approximately 25 fire fighters arrived to find the aluminum quonset building involved.

Kraemer explained the blaze was under control within 30 minutes of arrival and firefighters remained on scene for about two hours to ensure the fire had been fully extinguished.

The place of origin and cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Losses were estimated at $75,000 and there were no injuries.