Fire guts west-end home

Fire guts west-end home
By Ronald Zajac
Reporter and Times
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Brockville Fire Chief Ghislain Pigeon walks amid the wreckage of a house fire on Adley Drive on Tuesday night. (RONALD ZAJAC/The Recorder and Times)

A west-end couple escaped injury on Halloween night as flames gutted their home.

Brockville firefighters responded to a fully-involved house fire at 307 Adley Drive at 6:09 p.m. and were still at the scene at press time hours later.

It was too early to determine the cause, said Brockville Fire Chief Ghislain Pigeon.

Neighbours were busily expecting trick-or-treaters on the small, curving west-end street when the fire struck.

Bev Delaney, who lives across the street from the home, said her dog started barking and she assumed it had to do with the approach of kids seeking their Halloween treats.

“I ran to get him and I noticed the flames in the back of the garage,” said Delaney.

Shannon Geraghty, who lives next door to the affected house, was taking his child trick-or-treating when another neighbour sounded the alarm.

“We just came out when the neighbour came over and said: ‘Get out! get out!’”

The flames spread quickly, added Geraghty.

“It didn’t take much at all. It was unbelievable.”

Geraghty made sure the couple next door was safe and noticed they were both already out.

The man and woman were inside a neighbour’s home across the street, being checked by paramedics, as firefighters continued battling the blaze.

The pair were quite shaken, added Geraghty.

A west-end couple escaped injury on Halloween night as flames gutted their home.

Brockville firefighters responded to a fully-involved house fire at 307 Adley Drive at 6:09 p.m. and were still at the scene at press time hours later.

It was too early to determine the cause, said Brockville Fire Chief Ghislain Pigeon.

Neighbours were busily expecting trick-or-treaters on the small, curving west-end street when the fire struck.

Bev Delaney, who lives across the street from the home, said her dog started barking and she assumed it had to do with the approach of kids seeking their Halloween treats.

“I ran to get him and I noticed the flames in the back of the garage,” said Delaney.

Shannon Geraghty, who lives next door to the affected house, was taking his child trick-or-treating when another neighbour sounded the alarm.

“We just came out when the neighbour came over and said: ‘Get out! get out!’”

The flames spread quickly, added Geraghty.

“It didn’t take much at all. It was unbelievable.”

Geraghty made sure the couple next door was safe and noticed they were both already out.

The man and woman were inside a neighbour’s home across the street, being checked by paramedics, as firefighters continued battling the blaze.

The pair were quite shaken, added Geraghty.

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