QUEBEC — Local fire departments were called to a house fire in Quebec where a resident was injured after jumping out of a window to safety, authorities said.
Fire departments from Mooers, Champlain and Ellenburg Depot were initially dispatched at about 6:15 a.m. to 1090 Route 219 in Hemingford, Quebec, but Champlain and Ellenburg Depot were later cancelled, said Chris Trombley, battalion deputy coordinator for Clinton County Emergency Services.
When Trombley arrived at the two-story home, he saw “Heavy fire in the garage area and the second floor.”
Only one person was believed to be home when the fire started, Trombley said.
That person sustained a broken ankle and a possible broken wrist after jumping out of a second-story window before fire departments arrived and was taken to the hospital, he said.
The name of the injured person and the homeowner was not available.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation by the Quebec Provincial Police Thursday evening, Trombley said.
The blaze appears to have started in the garage, he said.
Trombley said he thinks the home is a total loss.
Departments were called back to the fire site Thursday afternoon for a possible rekindle, he said.
All New York departments were back in service by 8 a.m., Trombley said.
“(It was) good cooperation within our mutual-aid system between Canandian and New York departments.”
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg