Gondola Point Road home ravaged by fire last night (Denise Miller photo)

(UPDATE) – Updated with details from the Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department.

A tough Tuesday for Kennebecasis Valley fire fighters. The Valley fire department responded to two house fires just hours apart. Luckily – no serious injuries were reported as a result of the fires.

The first fire was reported by a passerby around 3:30 yesterday afternoon in a home off Grove Avenue in Rothesay. As crews arrived they were met with flames and heavy smoke. The wind and cold temperatures combined to make the situation even more difficult as fire fighters worked to extinguish the blaze. The house was destroyed. One fire fighter suffered a minor injury from slipping and falling. The two occupants of the home were not home at the time of the fire.

K-V Fire fighter Mike O’Brien on the scene of the Gondola Point Road fire in Quispamsis last night. (K-V Fire Department photo)

Last night around 8:45 – K-V fire fighters were called to a home on the Gondola Point Road at the intersection of the Quispamsis Road in Quispamsis. A fire in the roof of the home grew out of control quickly due to the strong winds. The flames appeared to be a large fireball to witnesses on the Kingston Peninsula side of the Kennebecasis River. K-V Fire is describing damage as “significant fire and water damage.” The family was able to safely escape.

Burned out shell of home on Gondola Point Road (Denise Miller photo)

Fire investigators are now working to determine the cause of both blazes.