Tiddville man and his dog escape fire through window

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Published on November 02, 2012

Fire destroyed this house in Tiddville Thursday night, Nov. 1.

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Smoke continues to billow from this Tiddville house after firefighters knocked down the main fire.

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Fire fighters pumped water from a portable water tank set up on the 217 Hwy in Tiddville.

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Firefighters mop up hotspots inside this Tiddville home Thursday night, Nov. 1.

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Digby firefighter Brady Stevenson uses an ax to get at fire behind the walls of this Tiddville home, Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Kevin Frost shows a firefighter where he and his dog Duncan escaped the fire through the first floor window.

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Digby’s deputy chief Justin Wood cuts a hole in the roof to vent heat and smoke and check the attic for fire.

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Digby’s deputy chief Justin Wood.

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Digby’s deputy chief Justin Wood checks inside the attic crawl space for fire.

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Digby Neck fire chief Lee Wentzell hands Digby’s deputy chief Justin Wood an axe to enlarge the hole in the roof

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Firefighters cool down hotspots under the roof.

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Firefighters cool down hotspots under the eaves.

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Digby chief Robert Morgan inspects the fire scene.

A man and his dog escaped a house fire in Tiddville by walking out the window.

Keith Frost was watching TV with his dog Duncan when he noticed smoke on the ceiling of the first floor bedroom.

 Then he noticed smoke was pouring round the corner from the kitchen and in the door of the bedroom.

“I knew I couldn’t go out that way, so we climbed out the window,” said Frost later, as he watched fire fighters clean up hot spots in his burnt out home.

Smoke was pouring out every window when he called 911 from his cellphone at 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

Digby Neck arrived on scene 15 minutes later and flames were coming out every window.

The first firefighters said they could see it glowing as the drove down the Neck to the fire.

They called for mutual aid from Tiverton and Digby.

Digby Neck knocked the fire down with an exterior attack and then firefighters entered the building to hunt out hot spots. They also cut a hole in the roof to let heat and smoke escape from the upper floors.

Keith and Duncan were unhurt in the fire and have family nearby; Keith’s wife Rebecca was in Toronto visiting family at the time of the fire.

The house was still standing but completely ruined. Frost says it was insured.

Digby was called away from the fire scene at 12:30 a.m. to help Plympton with a structure fire on the Old North Range Road.

Weymouth and Brighton Barton also responded to the mutual aid call.

Initial reports said there was fire in several locations in the house and that the owners were out.

Plympton stood down the other departments when they discovered the fire was much smaller than reported.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Geographic location: Tiverton, Toronto, Old North Range Road

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  • Shealee
    November 04, 2012 - 21:48

    In one of the pictures it says "Kevin Frost". It's "Keith Frost".