Neighbour’s quick action slows Barry’s Bay fire

A media release states that at 10:04 p.m. on Sunday June 28 the Madawaska Valley Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Bay Street in Barry’s Bay. The Fire Department was on the scene within four minutes of the call coming in. Twelve fire  fighters along with three trucks from the North Hall responded to the call. OPP Killaloe Detachment also attended the scene. Upon arrival, fire fighters observed heavy smoke coming out around the upstairs eaves. The Fire Department executed an offensive interior attack. Upon entering the building, they were met with thick heavy smoke; the fire fighters realized the fire was on the second storey. The fire was contained to the area of origin which caused major damage to the second storey level of the building. Smoke damage is heavy throughout the apartment. The front apartment has suffered minimal smoke damage in the fire.

The person that lives in the front apartment realized that there was a fire, took their own fire extinguisher and entered the apartment. This person operated the extinguisher and slowed down the fire. There were no injuries from this fire, which is very fortunate. One person has been displaced as a result of this fire. Due to the extent of the fire, its cause is undetermined and Fire Department advises that the cause will never be known.

Editor’s Note: Last June the front apartment in the same building narrowly missed damage as a result of a fire that destroyed an RV parked beside it.


Quade,C. Madawaska Valley Fire Dept.(2020,June29) Fire 41 Bay Street [media release]

Photo: Madawaska Valley Fire Department

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