Burned wires cause smoke condition at Queens RCMP detachment

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Liverpool volunteer firefighters were summoned to a smoke condition at the Queens RCMP detachment October 2.

Responders were sent just after midnight after a fire alarm was activated and multiple calls went to the dispatch centre. A furnace blower was the culprit, Queens RCMP Staff Sgt. Daniel Archibald indicated.

Although public safety radio traffic suggested the detachment was temporarily evacuated, Archibald said no evacuations were necessary.

Archibald said heat was temporarily lost to the cellblock portion of the detachment, which was empty at the time. The issue was fixed the next day.

John Long, a captain with and spokesman for the fire department, said some wires attached to the fan motor burned causing the smoke. Nothing caught fire, he said.

Roughly 2o firefighters worked the scene for about an hour.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin

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