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Fire destroys city-owned plows and garage

Jan. 21, 2014, Antigonish, N.S. – Three snow plows and a Nova Scotia Department of Transportation garage were destroyed in a fire Tuesday at a Nova Scotia Department of Transportation depot in Antigonish.

January 21, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 21, 2014, Antigonish, N.S. – Three snow plows and a Nova Scotia Department of Transportation garage were destroyed in a fire Tuesday at a Nova Scotia Department of Transportation depot in Antigonish.

Department Spokeswoman Pam Menchenton says replacement trucks and a loader from other parts of the province were expected to arrive in the community to replace the destroyed equipment.

Menchenton says nobody was harmed but the nine-shed building was wrecked by the blaze.

Fire crews from Antigonish town and county and the Four Valleys Fire Department responded to the scene early Tuesday afternoon.

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Witnesses say they saw grey smoke coming from the Post Road building just after 12:30 p.m., but the blaze was extinguished before 2 p.m.

RCMP say the Fire Marshal's office is assisting in their investigation into the cause of the fire.


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