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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fire & Police Investigating Second Morning Blaze

Police and fire are investigating the cause of a west side blaze this morning.

Platoon Chief Joe Armstrong tells CHSJ news fire crews arrived at 41 Ferry Cove lane just after 9 am. Armstrong says en route they were told it was possible someone was stuck in the building, but once they arrived on scene the homeowner had managed to escape out the first floor. He was taken to hospital for what is believed to be smoke inhalation.

Crews were on scene for about two hours.

Reckless Driver Hits Multiple Police Cars & Signs

A 41-year-old man is appearing in court this morning after a major fiasco with city police overnight.

City police say they spotted the man driving a truck in a reckless manner by Main street and Lansdowne avenue. Suspecting he was an impaired driver, police called off the pursuit. Sgt. Tanya LeBlanc tells CHSJ news the driver was later found in his truck in a driveway after striking two street signs and a car in the driveway. When police approached the truck the driver attempted to drive out of the driveway, causing the police officer to jump out of the way before the truck hit a police car.

The truck then drove towards two more police officers, who also had to dodge out of the way before the truck hit a second patrol car. Police then managed to get the man out of the truck.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Fire On West Side

Fire crews are currently battling a blaze on the west side.

Saint John city police telling CHSJ news they received the call just after 9 am . Police say the fire is at a residence in the Ferry Cove Lane area, no details yet the exact address.

Police say all residents are out safe.

Arts Festival Taking Over King's & Queen's Square

No rain expected today which is good news if you're heading to the 9th annual Harvesting the Arts Festival.

The event at King's and Queen's Square will feature local artists, musicians, community groups and more.

Coordinator Jennifer Waldshutz tells CHSJ news partnering up with the Queen's Square Farmers Market is new, where they'll have a free horse-drawn trolley ride as a shuttle service between both Square's.

Waldshutz adds they've had as many as two-thousand people in the past.

The free events runs from 9:00am-4:00pm today.

Major Fredericton Fire Destroys Restaurant & Apartments

A major fire in downtown Fredericton leveling a three-story building that contained a ground-floor restaurant, two dozen apartments upstairs and also causing fire or smoke damage to several close buildings.

The Canadian Red Cross says the building at 73 and 75 Carleton Street was nearly a block deep and housed the Isaac's Way restaurant. What was left of the building later collapsed.

The Canadian Red Cross volunteers arranged emergency lodging and food for the 23 tenants. No reports of serious injuries.

Two Car Accidents Sending Three People To Hospital

A couple of noon time car accidents sending three people to hospital.

The first happened yesterday at 12:30pm with two cars at the intersection of Rothesay avenue and Rothesay road where one person was sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Shortly after another accident occurred just before 1:00pm at Somerset street and Milledgeville avenue where two people were sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Fire At East Side Home

An early morning fire on the east side causing some damage at a home.

Saint John Fire Platoon Chief Peter Saab says fire crews were called the 27 Todd Street around 4:30 am.

Saab says the fire started in the kitchen, which suffered the most fire, water and smoke damage.

The blaze was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries.

Teenager Girl Struck By Car

A young teenager girl is in hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck and thrown into the air.

Rothesay Police tell CHSJ news two teenage sisters were walking along Route 119 by the Gondola Point Ferry around 8 o'clock last night when one of them was struck.

Police say the vehicle fled the scene, and with the help of RCMP an 83-year-old man was later arrested.

No word yet on the girls condition.