Fire Destroys Garage On East Side Of Saint John

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 16:25 PM

A garage on the east side and all of its contents is a total loss after a fire near Simonds High school.

Platoon Chief Steve Vautour of the Saint John fire department says the call came in around 2pm this afternoon and crews arriving at 17 Shillington Road found the garage fully engulfed and the fire starting to impinge on the house itself.

"There was somebody at home at the time and they were able to self-evacuate so there were no injuries on the scene," says Vautour.

"There is some exterior damage to the home. The home was constructed with vinyl siding and the vinyl siding suffered some heat damage and melted but the fire did not get into the house proper, itself."

The homeowners are able to return to their home. The cause of the fire is being investigated.