Controlled burn brings out fire department

Smokes wafts from the back of Surgeson Electric on Pitt Street on July 18, 2015. The fire department was called for, what turned out to be, a false alarm. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A controlled burn at a Pitt Street company resulted in the fire department attending the scene Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to Surgeson Electric at 1730 Pitt Street around 2:20 p.m.

Smoke was puffing from a chimney at the back of the building on the corner of Emma Avenue.

Cornwall Fire Department Platoon Chief Luc Richer told Cornwall Newswatch the fire turned out to be a controlled burn which was creating a lot of smoke.

The fire department left the scene shortly after to head back to Walmart to control the entrances to the facility while police investigated a bomb threat.

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