The Woodstock Fire Department responded to a fire just after midnight on Tuesday, June 29, which delivered significant damage to a house at 117 Upham Street on the south side of Woodstock, N.B.
Fire Chief Harold McLellan said his department received the call 21 minutes after midnight.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the small home engulfed. Unsure if anyone was in the house, McLellan explained, firefighters made an internal and external attack on the fire.
The chief said people in the area reported the possibility that one adult and two children may be in the house, but firefighters found no indication anyone was living there.
McLellan said the house appeared sparsely furnished, indicating the occupants may have moved on to somewhere else.
He said the Woodstock Police Force is helping in the investigation, including tracking down who owns the property.
The fire chief said the house sustained significant damage, but he couldn’t classify it as a total loss without input from the building’s owner.
McLellan said a representative from the Fire Marshal’s Office visited the scene on Tuesday morning.
He said the cause of the fire remains “unknown,” but the investigation continues.
McLellan said there were no injuries, adding firefighters remained on scene for approximately two hours.
Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun