Monday, March 10, 2008

Volunteer firefighter killed in collapse

It was a tough day in Val-des-Monts Sunday as volunteer firefighters lost one of their own when a garage collapsed on an 18-year-old who had only been with the department for six months.

Val-des-Monts fire chief BenoƮt Gagnon was too upset to comment on the loss Sunday, and the department was too shaken to deal with other calls that came in after the accident, said Martin Fournel, the spokesman for MRC des Collines. All fire calls were forwarded to neighbouring detachments, he said.

"It was a hard day," he said.

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