Fredericton fire crews battle Chateau Heights home blaze
Cold temperatures and low water pressure cause difficulty for firefighters
Fire crews from Fredericton and Keswick Valley have spent several hours on the scene of a house fire in the Chateau Heights subdivision in the McLeod Hill area.
No injuries have been reported and the Red Cross is assisting the two residents of the home.
Two people escaped the fire without injury, wearing only their night clothes. The home at 72 Chateau Drive was destroyed.
Cold temperatures and low water pressure hampered firefighters, according to tweets from the Twitter accounts of the Fredericton Fire Department and the firefighters union.
Fire crews received the call around 1:30 a.m.. and reported heavy flames inside the garage upon arrival.
"Crews are reporting heavy heat conditions inside the structure, command reporting fire upstairs!" tweeted the firefighters association.
The union reported problems with water pressure from the scene.
"Attack crew reporting decline in water pressure, crews are now out of water, exiting the structure for bottle change," tweeted the union about one hour into fighting the blaze.
The Fredericton Fire Department declared the fire under control around 5 a.m.
In Moncton Monday, a kitchen fire caused enough damage to force eight university students out of their residence at 66 Braemar Drive for a few days.