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Firefighters tackle travel trailer blaze in Coldbrook

Firefighters were called to a travel trailer fire at Sherwood Forest Camping Park in Coldbrook around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
Firefighters were called to a travel trailer fire at Sherwood Forest Camping Park in Coldbrook around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

COLDBROOK - There are bound to be some unhappy campers following a noon-hour fire at Sherwood Forest Camping Park.

The Kentville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a travel trailer on fire after campground guests noted black smoke coming out of a Terry Resort camper.

Deputy chief Jeff Martin said some people at the campground rallied together to slow the spread of the flames while fire trucks were en route to the scene.

“The park owner and two other people had a hose on the back of it to try to contain some of it,” said Martin.

Firefighters noted heavy smoke upon arrival, and Martin said it wasn’t long before flames were spotted in the walls and coming through the roof vents. Metal was removed around some portions of the walls in the back corner in order for firefighters to douse the flames.

“It was a quick knockdown on our part,” said Martin.

Firefighters were called to a travel trailer fire at Sherwood Forest Camping Park in Coldbrook around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

That said, the damage done could result in the older trailer being deemed a write-off.

“It is a 31-foot trailer with fairly extensive damage to the back compartment, and heavy smoke damage throughout,” said Martin.

Small groups of observers watched from a distance as firefighters extinguished the blaze. This is not the first time the department has been called to the popular campground in Coldbrook, Martin said.

“We had one here a few years ago that was a fully involved trailer fire just a couple sites over, so we kind of know a little bit about what we need to do here.”

The cause of the Sept. 22 blaze is believed to be electrical and linked to a heater, Martin added.

The trailer was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

 

Firefighters were called to a travel trailer fire at Sherwood Forest Camping Park in Coldbrook around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

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