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A home on Gatineau Street in Moncton was destroyed by fire on Dec. 19, 2022. Image: Submitted/Wade Perry

No Injuries After Fire Destroys Moncton Home

By Brad Perry Dec 20, 2022 | 8:49 AM

Four people escaped injury after a fire tore through a Moncton home on Monday night, according to fire officials.

Platoon Chief Keith Guptill said emergency crews were called to a home on Gatineau Street just before 7:50 p.m.

Guptill said the first crews who arrived on the scene found flames coming from the roof near the chimney.

“We tried to go inside at first and attack the fire, and within a very brief time, I called my crews out and we attacked it from the outside,” Guptill said in an interview on Tuesday.

Crews had the fire under control in about 20 to 25 minutes and extinguished it within 40 minutes, he said.

Guptill said two people living on the main level and two others renting the basement made it out unharmed, along with a dog.

“Paramedics did check over a couple of people for smoke inhalation but they didn’t actually end up treating them because they were OK,” he said.

Despite the quick work of fire crews, the platoon chief said the home is a complete loss.

“The entire roof is gone, a lot of the gyprock from the ceilings is on the floor, and the basement has probably a foot and a half of water in it,” he said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Tuesday morning, but Guptill said it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.


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