Bloomfield house destroyed by fire

Three adults and baby escape unharmed

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on February 5, 2013
Bloomfield House Fire

Published on 05 February 2013

<p>Fire consumed this house on the Bloomfield Road in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 5.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Brighton Barton, Digby and Plympton fire departments responded.</p>

Photos by Jonathan Riley

Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Tankers lined up along the Bloomfield Road bringing water to the scene.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>A Nova Scotia Power linesman disconnects power to the house.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Brighton Barton firefighters pour water on the fire.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Digby’s Joseph Tidd sprays the last standing piece of the house.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Smoke and steam roll from the embers of the house.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Digby’s Kenny Therrien and Brady Stevenson pour water on the smoldering remains.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters worked in -10ºC weather with a windchill of -19ºC.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Kenny Therrien and Brady Stevenson work through the smoke.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters surrounded by smoke.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters surrounded by smoke.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>The residents of the house, three adults and a baby, escaped the fire unharmed.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters comb through the rubble for hotspots.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters cool off the rubble so an excavator can come in to dig out the remaining hotspots.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Digby’s truck 7 drops off a load of water hauled from a pond in Sissiboo.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Carl Cole knocks down the porch with his excavator.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Carl Cole hauls out the remains of the house with his excavator to let firefighters get at the last of the hotspots.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Firefighters douse the smoldering ruins.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>Fire burned this house in Bloomfield to the ground.</p>

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Bloomfield House Fire

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<p>When firefighters left the scene at 4 a.m.</p>

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Fire consumed a house in Bloomfield overnight.

The residents of 187 Bloomfield Road woke up around 1 a.m. and smelled smoke.

The three adults and an 8-month-old barely had time to escape from upstairs bedrooms as fire raced through the two-storey dwelling.

Brighton Barton, Plympton and Digby Fire Departments responded.

The house was fully involved when fire fighters arrived.

They poured water on the structure and then called in a mini-excavator to dig into hotspots.

Plympton firefighters ran a portable pump out of a pond in Sissiboo and tankers from all three departments hauled water to the scene continuously.

Firefighters left the scene at about 4 a.m.

The residents were renting the house and were all okay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

jriley@digbycourier.ca