Vermont Fire Departments Help Battle Canadian Blaze

Fifty firefighters helped fight the fire.


On August 23, firefighters in Philipsburg Quebec were called to the Brotherhood Christian Academy located near Canadian customs. The blaze began when a building next to the academy caught fire. That building was destroyed.

Crews from Engine 1 reported heavy smoke showing upon their arrival. Firefighters from two other Canadian departments, as well as three Vermont fire departments offered assistance.

Firefighters saved the Academy and a building next to the burning building. About 50 firefighters from Quebec and Vermont fought the blaze. The fire was knocked down in approx.45 minutes, then overhauling began. A hole was cut in the roof for ventilation.