by Joselyn Morley
Shortly after midnight on August 1, a fire broke out in the building that formerly housed King’s Pizza.
For the next several hours, the fire steadily consumed the building that dates from 1865.
King’s Pizza operated for over 13 years from the ground floor. The building had a second-floor apartment. There were no injuries.
All four North Dundas fire stations responded: Chesterville, Winchester, South Mountain, and Morewood. North Grenville’s fire department came to help, bringing a pumper and a ladder truck.
Around Christmastime last year, South Mountain got a new dry hydrant. The old dry hydrant drew water from the South Nation River at Bridge Street in South Mountain, but the river is virtually dry at this time of the year.
The ladder truck can pump up to 2,000 gallons per minute. It takes a lot of water to put out a fire! The new dry hydrant was invaluable.