A fire quickly tore through a barn in Mersey Point on the morning of July 19.
The Liverpool Fire Department was called out at about 10:40 a.m. on that day to 562 Shore Road in Mersey Point.
“When we arrived it was fully engulfed,” said Captain John Long of the Liverpool Fire Department.
The structure, which was about 9.1 metres by 15.2 metres in size and used for storage, was a complete loss.
There were no injuries and the cause of the fire was unknown when Long was reached. However, he added that there is no reason to think that it was “suspicious” in nature.
About 40 volunteer firefighters attended the scene, including those from Liverpool, Port Medway, Greenfield and North Queens.
As a precaution, Shore Road was closed to the public for a short period of time during the fire.
WATER RESCUE CALL
Two days earlier, the Liverpool Fire Department was paged to a water rescue on the Mersey River.
“A gentleman was out in his canoe that had a motor on board. He was towing a woman in an inflatable device back to shore,” according to Long. “When he went to unhook the inflatable the rope got tied around the prop and he fell out of his boat.”
Long said 911 was called, but when the firefighters got to the scene the boat operator was found safe.
Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin