Firefighters discuss what they will do next at the house fire to ensure it’s all out. (Healey photo)

CENTRE RAWDON: Fire crews from nine departments responded to a house fire on the South Rawdoin Road in Centre Rawdon just before noon on Oct. 28.

Upon arrival, firefighters were met with thick black smoke and flames visible from the roof of the house, located in the 2500 block of South Rawdon Road. The house was severely damaged from the fire.

Enfield volunteer firefighter Dale Copp was the safety officer at the call. Here he heads to talk with command after keeping an eyes on things to see what will be done next at the Centre Rawdon house fire.
(Healey photo)

The road was closed down to just one lane during the fire. A firefighter was at the bottom of a four-way intersection stopping traffic and rerouting them.

There were about 30 firefighters on scene from Rawdon, Shubenacadie, Brooklyn, Windsor, Mount Uniacke, Nine Mile River, Gore, and Enfield fire. Kennetcook fire had a truck standby at Rawdon’s hall. EHS was also at the call.

Smoke was still billowing from the house at about 1 p.m. Crews were seen bringing a fan to vent the smoke out of the home and take it towards the rear of the dwelling.

Firefighters had been spotted spraying a nearby building in the back that appeared to be destroyed.

According to the Canadian Red Cross, they provided residents of the home with assistance.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!