Fire crews attend blaze on 100th street – update

first_img* Update: Fire crews have successfully put-out the small blaze at the Pryndik Bit & Supply Store on Friday. Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire was likely caused by a spark from the chimney. He says it got caught on the roof, and began burning through fiberglass panel and eventually through some styrofoam on the roof. This caused smoke to fill the building. Chief Burrows says an elderly man was inside when crews arrived, and was trying to put out the fire.   He was treated in an ambulance on-site and released shortly after. Chief Burrows estimates the damage to be around $1,000. =================The Fort St. John Fire Department attended a fire at 8808 100th Street on Friday.Ambulance crews were also on-site.The fire is causing minor delays to vehicles travelling in both directions on 100th street.Advertisement – Advertisement -By Christine Rumleskie More information will be posted as it becomes available.center_img Photo: Fire crews inspect this building on 100th Street on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

Disappointment as OPW refuse grant-aid for Maghery Beach

first_imgDeep disappointment has been expressed with news that the OPW has refused an application for funding to reinstate and install new coastal defences for Maghery Beach.Cllr Marie-Therese Gallagher said the local community in West Donegal is deeply disappointed at the news.“The Community of Maghery, in conjunction with Donegal County Council, has put a lot of work and effort into this application to reinstate the present defences and install rock armour to protect the village and community centre in Maghery. “We were all very hopeful that these measures would secure the future of the beach and village.“This decision however to refuse this application for funding is a major blow to the area and to the district council.“I am now in the process of arranging a special meeting with all the stakeholders to ensure that other options are considered. It is not an option to leave this village defenceless and it is now more important than ever to find a solution without delay.”Disappointment as OPW refuse grant-aid for Maghery Beach was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more