Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating after someone damaged a hose at an Antigonish County gas station used by a local fire department.
In a statement, police said Antigonish District RCMP responded to a report of damage to the gas station on Old Monastery Road in Monastery around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.
“RCMP officers have learned that between July 31 and August 8, the fill pipe to a water station, used by a local fire department, was severed,” he said. declared.
“The damage to the gas station could have delayed the response of firefighters, affecting public safety.”
RCMP Spokesperson Cpl. Chris Marshall said in an interview that the gas station was used by the Tracadie and nearby district fire department.
Images shared by the RCMP show a deep gash in the pipe.
“It wasn’t cut all the way around, but it was cut,” Marshall said, saying the air coming from the cut would affect the water pressure.
“While it doesn’t sound crazy because the whole pipe isn’t completely cut, it would still hamper the firefighters’ ability to extract water from the gas station.”
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He said the pipe has since been repaired and luckily the problem was caught before an emergency occurred.
“But ultimately, if they hadn’t noticed it was cut off before they needed the station to fight a fire…they might have had problems or difficulty using that gas station,” a- he declared.
“Of course, it’s worrying when you talk about this kind of infrastructure that is damaged.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500.
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