Durham cop credited with helping stop spread of Port Perry vehicle fire

Durham cop credited with helping stop spread of Port Perry vehicle fire
By Chris Hall
Port Perry Star
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Vehicle fire

Scugog fire officials are crediting a police officer with likely preventing the spread of a fire further into a Port Perry home after the cop battled a blaze with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

A police supervisor was the first emergency responder to arrive at a Greenway Boulevard vehicle fire around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and used a fire extinguisher to douse the blaze, said Scugog fire Chief Mark Berney.

The vehicle was parked in the driveway near the garage door and the fire did breach the garage door, said Berney.

A police supervisor “arrived first, emptying a fire extinguisher on the fire which likely prevented the fire from excelling deeper into the garage,” said the fire chief.

Scugog firefighters arrived to completely douse the blaze. Damage is estimated to be about $75,000.

The cause of the vehicle fire was an electrical issue, said Berney.

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