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Fire destroys mobile home

NEW GLASGOW – Three people displaced over the Victoria Day long weekend by a fire that destroyed a mobile home are getting some emergency help from the Canadian Red Cross.  The blaze Sunday evening forced out a man and two young children who were assisted today by Red Cross volunteers with emergency lodging, food and […]

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Fire rages on

More than four hours later and the fire in downtown Pictou continues to burn. Flames could be seen shooting through the roof at many points throughout the afternoon. The blaze at Poppy’s store – the former Shiretown Discount Emporium – has drawn fire fighters from at least seven other departments in Pictou County. Smoke is […]

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Fire razes home in Trenton

Trenton Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Monday. Trenton Fire Department, New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Services with the assistance of Westville Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Main Street Trenton at approximately 9:45 a.m. Main Street Trenton was closed to traffic for several hours. The house was vacant at […]

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STELLARTON – Four adults escaped unharmed but lost most belongings in an overnight fire that caused extensively damage including most of the roof collapsing on an older two-storey duplex here. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency lodging through the weekend plus food, winter clothing purchases and other basics for a woman […]

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Truck fire

No one was hurt when fire destroyed a pickup truck late Monday morning. Jimmy Wright owns the truck that was parked in front of his garage. He was intending to back it into his garage to change a light bulb but he smelled something and coasted the vehicle away from the garage when it caught […]

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