Quyon Nov. 11, 2023
A resident who escaped a fire that engulfed a house in Quyon in the very early hours of Saturday morning is believed to have suffered burns requiring hospitalization. Another resident, who was not home when the fire broke out, returned soon afterward, according to witnesses.
The house at 27 Saint John Street, at the corner of Saint George, was reduced to rubble.
Though the house was completely ablaze, quick response by neighbours living immediately next door helped save their own house from catching fire.
Kelsie Tremblay, a former firefighter with the Municipality of Pontiac, was home at his residence at 25 Saint John Street when he discovered the fire next door. He phoned his wife Katrine Laframboise who was with friends, also former firefighters, down the street at Gavan’s, who rushed back to the scene.
Within minutes, they were all working to contain the fire, using hoses from the fire truck from the Quyon fire station, the first fire truck to arrive on-scene. Together the neighbours, friends and members of the fire brigade were able to contain the blaze to the one dwelling. The subsequent arrival of more of the Pontiac and LaPeche brigades enabled the replacement of civilians with volunteer fire fighters.
In a separate incident last week, fire also completely destroyed an RV-styled camper trailer parked behind a residence on Clarendon Street in the Eastern part of Quyon, which nearby residents say began with the sound of an explosion.
No information on either fire was available from the Municipality of Pontiac Fire Department by THE EQUITY’s publication deadline.
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