Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Bedding tossed in apartment fire call
Fire fighters ended up tossing out some smoldering bedding and other items when they responded to an apartment fire call in downtown Hawkesbury late Monday morning.
Fire trucks and police cars blocked off a section of Main Street between the intersections with Abbott and Dufferin Streets. Smoke could be seen rising from an apartment at the rear of the second storey of a multi-plex house.
Fire fighters equipped with breathing gear and fire hoses went inside. They emerged after several minutes and began tossing articles of bedding, including a mattress, and some other items over the balcony railing onto the ground beside the building. They then turned a fire hose on the smouldering pile, soaking it (see photo).
Both police and fire officials checked the ground-floor part of the building but soon emerged after they did not appear to have found anyone inside the premises at the time. Police moved spectators away from the vicinity and taped off the site while fire fighters continued to check out the situation and also begin venting smoke from inside the upstairs apartment.