Snow-covered roads delay response of Cape Breton firefighters

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PORT HOOD, N.S. Recent bad weather has been a big problem for some Cape Breton firefighters, with snow-covered roads delaying their efforts in several cases.

The Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a blaze at a garage Thursday at around 3:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Donald Beaton says they managed to save the mini-home at the scene, but there was a lot of damage.

Firefighters received a second call Thursday afternoon about smoke in a basement, which they found was coming from a pellet stove no one was hurt.

Beaton says if the highways had been plowed the situation would have been better but there was nothing plowed through Port Hood.

Poor road conditions Friday are also being blamed for delaying members of the Mabou Volunteer Fire Department responding to a fire that destroyed a home in Glencoe Mills.

Organizations: Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department, Mabou Volunteer Fire Department

Geographic location: Cape Breton, PORT HOOD, Glencoe Mills

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