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CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

The Clarenville fire department have responded to 12 emergency calls in the second quarter of activity of 2019, according to a report reviewed in the council meeting on Aug. 27.

At the Tuesday council meeting, the public works and planning committee meeting report, read by committee chair Coun. Bill Bailey presented the second quarterly report for the department.

At the committee meeting, the director of external affairs Rick Wells presented the Clarenville Fire Chief Cory Feltham’s breakdown of emergency calls during the second quarter of 2019.

The following report summarizes all fire calls for the quarter, April 1-June 30.

• Motor vehicle accidents – 3 on the highway, 2 in Clarenville;

• Fire alarms/smell of smoke – 2;

• Carbon monoxide alarms – 1;

• Vehicle fires/shed – 1;

• Ammonia leak – 1;

• Garage fire – 1;

• and heater fire – 1.

There was a total of 12 emergency calls during this three-month period.

This is down slightly from a first quarter of activity which saw 15 calls, with major structural fires included in the responses.

Fire call breakdown, first quarter 2019 (Jan. 1-March 28):

• Motor vehicle accidents – Highway 3, In town 2;

• Smell of propane – 1;

• Fire alarms/smell of smoke – 2;

• Recreation vehicle fires – 1;

• Structural fires – 3;

• Chimney fires – 1;

• Carbon monoxide alarms – 1;

• Trash fire (at high school) – 1.

Jonathan.parsons@thepacket.ca

Twitter: @jejparsons

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