Fire destroys mobile home

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CENTRAL CARIBOU – A fire destroyed a mobile home along the Central Caribou Road this (Thursday) morning.

The dwelling’s occupants got out safely while the Caribou District Fire Department and four other departments were at the scene.

Caribou District responded at 9:35 a.m., Chief Robert Weaver said.

Pictou District RCMP responded at about 9:45 a.m. to block the road from both ends of the fire scene and divert traffic around it.

Water tankers from Abercrombie, Scotsburn, River John and Pictou fire departments arrived at the scene to pump water onto the trailer. They were still on the scene at 11 a.m.

“I hope we don’t freeze up,” said Weaver, a reference to the minus-double digit temperatures and moderate but chilling winds at the time.

A Nova Scotia Power crew arrived to disconnect the dwelling.

EHS was also on standby.

Vehicles proceeded gingerly to the site due to the slippery road conditions despite sand having been applied.

Cause of the fire was not determined at the time.

Fire fighters pour water into the back of a mobile home during a fire that destroyed the dwelling. (Goodwin photo)