Mount Pearl home damaged by fire

Joe Gibbons
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Crews from the St. John's Regional Fire Department were able to quickly take down a supper-hour fire at 54 Scammell Cres. in Mount Pearl this evening.

St. John's Regional Fire Department firefighter Capt. Dale Canning (centre) of the Brookfield fire station, speaks with one of his fellow firefighters in the basement of this home on 54 Scammell Cres. on the corner of Gillespie Place in Mount Pearl on Friday night as crews were combating a supper-hour fire there.
— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

The fire department's 911 emergency line received a number of calls about the fire.

Shift Supt. Derek Chafe said upon arrival, firefighters were met with heavy flames and smoke coming out of the basement windows. He said crews were able to knock down the fire quickly, although the basement apartment portion of the home received extensive fire, smoke and water damage.

Chafe said there were no injuries at the scene and there was nobody home when the fire broke out.

The fire is under investigation by the RNC.

Geographic location: Mount Pearl

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