Friday, May 29, 2009

Smoke Fills the Skies of Elgin

May 28, 2009

Tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m. fire began it's path of destruction through the building that once housed Judy and Roger Steeves maple blend production on Gowland Mountain, Elgin.

Fire trucks from Elgin, Salisbury, Petitcodiac and Havelock answered the call. Fire trucks came and went as they refilled many times at the Pollett River pumping station on the Mapleton Road near by.

Many smaller buildings close by were saved by the expert efforts of the fire fighters from all departments. Roger and Judy's lovely huge home, which sat near by, too was untouched by the fire.

At midnight dossers could still be heard moving about the smoldering debris. At this early stage a cause is not yet known.