Fire guts house in Buckmaster's Circle

Joe Gibbons jgibbons@thetelegram.com
Published on April 19, 2014

St. John's Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 176 Buckmaster's Circle just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

The first crews on the scene were met with smoke from upstairs bedroom windows.

 

The first front line firefighters dragged their water charged inch-and-a-half attack lines upstairs through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) attached dwelling and smashed out the glass windows to allow the smoke to escape from the home and began soaking the flames.

 

Around 11:15 a.m., firefighter Craig Smith from the Central fire station, emerged through the front door with Bennie, a male cat about five years old, and carried him to his emotional owner, a lady resident of the home, who stood a few doors to the east.

 

 

Crews were cleared from the scene just after the noon hour.

 

Paramedic crews from Eastern Health were on the scene as a precaution but their services were not needed. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.