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Boy awakes, family escapes Oyster River blaze

A family of four escaped alive from this Oyster River home when it burned early Monday morning. - Photo submitted
A family of four escaped alive from this Oyster River home when it burned early Monday morning.
— image credit: Photo submitted

In the early-morning hours of March 17, fire crews from the Oyster River Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a fully involved structure fire on Fearon Road in Oyster River.

Impeded by high wind, the crew of 15 firefighters and three trucks, plus a truck and crew from the Campbell River Fire Department, battled the blaze and managed to knock it down in about 45 minutes.

It was 7 a.m. before they were able to clear the scene and a mop-up crew remained until 11.

The family of four escaped the burning home thanks to the quick actions of a six-year-old boy who woke to the blaze and rushed to alert the rest of his family.

The house is believed to be a total loss and the family had no insurance. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

— Oyster River Fire Department

 

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