Fire damaged a home at the corner of Main and Green streets in Waterford on Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported Thursday in a fire at a historic mansion in downtown Waterford.The fire broke out in an apartment at 180 Main Street South around 3:45 p.m. None of the seven tenants were home when the alarm went up and all had to be relocated once the situation was under control.The Norfolk County Fire Department reports that a third-floor tenant came home Thursday afternoon to discover the building’s fire alarm had been activated. The occupant discovered smoke coming from his apartment.“One of the occupants grabbed a fire extinguisher and opened the door in the hopes of fighting the fire himself,” Michael Atkins, a fire prevention officer with the Norfolk department, said in an email.“However, once the door was opened he quickly realized that the fire was larger than he could handle with an extinguisher, at which time he closed the door and exited the building to call 911.”Norfolk firefighters brought the situation under control quickly and managed to save the structure. Atkins noted that the occupant closed the door to the apartment when he realized he could not knock down the flames with the extinguisher. This was important, Atkins said, because it starved the fire for oxygen while preventing it from spreading into the hallway.Most of the damage was confined to the upper-level unit. An inspection determined that the flames had not spread to the attic.The cold snap that settled over southern Ontario this week presented local firefighters with additional challenges. Atkins said the wind chill at the scene was in the range of -40 degrees C.Firefighters were frustrated when they could not activate two hydrants in the neighbourhood because they were frozen. They were eventually forced open, but Atkins says this did not delay the firefighting effort.Atkins says the Norfolk department prepares for such contingencies during cold weather. Pumper trucks have a water supply of their own while tanker trucks are dispatched to all fires, even those in urban areas where hydrants are nearby.“The crews did encounter frozen caps on a couple hydrants,” Atkins said. “But they did access another hydrant before they even needed to use the water from the tanker trucks on scene. It had zero impact on the firefighting operations.”An investigation has determined that the fire is not suspicious. A cause has yet to be determined. A preliminary estimate pegs the damage at $250,000. Fire was restricted to the apartment unit in question but there is water damage in other parts of the building.The Norfolk department reports that the building is insured. However, it is not known if tenants were insured for contents.The 19th-century mansion was built as the home of the Becker and York families, merchants in the early history of Waterford. The Becker and York families were related by marriage to the Sovereign (sometimes spelled Sovereen) family, another of the town’s founding families.Karen Lindsay of Waterford, a member of the Waterford and Townsend Historical Society and a past executive member, said the mansion later served as a hospital and after that as a [email protected] Contributed photo
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Arsene Wenger rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and sends advice to Mikel Arteta Arteta has impressed Wenger since taking over the reins from Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal identified Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar as their two primary targets but looked set for disappointment as deadline day approached.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Arsenal made a last-ditch move to sign Partey and got their man after activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract at Atletico Madrid, much to the relief of Arteta and technical director Edu.Wenger predicts Arsenal could surprise people given their savviness in the transfer market and urged Arteta to have faith in his methods after an impressive start to the Spaniard’s tenure at the Emirates. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Arteta spent five years under Wenger as a player at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Thierry Henry – widely regarded as the greatest player in Arsenal’s history – was one of eight candidates interviewed before Emery’s appointment back in May 2018 and Wenger believes his fellow countryman could return at some stage in the future.But Wenger sees no reason why Arteta can’t be the man to take the club back to its former glory.‘Well, I wish. I hope that Thierry Henry is successful in his career as a manager, and if he’s successful as a manager he might one day come back to Arsenal,’ Wenger said.‘But I especially wish that we go back to win the championship before that happens. ‘For example, now we have Mikel Arteta in charge, why should we not do it? More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘A club is about identity. Identity is about values and values are about the people who carry these values. ‘And so it’s important there is a continuity on that front for me.’AdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Paul Merson says some of Thomas Partey’s Arsenal wages should have gone to GunnersaurusMORE: Lucas Torreira hails Arsenal following Atletico Madrid loan move Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the club could be the Premier League’s ‘surprise package’ (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has confidently backed Arsenal to secure a place in the top-four this season and says Mikel Arteta’s men could be the Premier League’s ‘surprise package’ after the club ‘bought well’ in the summer transfer window. Arteta – who steered Arsenal to FA Cup glory and an eighth-place finish after picking up the pieces from Unai Emery last season – demanded reinforcements in defence and midfield in order to improve on what was a promising debut campaign as manager.The Gunners reached a £27million agreement with Lille for centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes at the start of last month but supporters were made to wait for a new signing in the middle of the park. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Oct 2020 11:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares The Gunners triggered Partey’s release clause on deadline day (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he had any advice for Arteta in a Q&A with The Guardian, Wenger replied: ‘To continue to have a grip on the team, as he has at the moment, and to go to the end of his beliefs. ‘I think there is a good team spirit and they have a good chance to do well. ‘I believe it will not be very difficult to improve on the number of points they got last season. ‘But I’m convinced Arsenal can be in the top four, if not more. Why not more? ‘They can be the surprise package for me this year: they bought well, they strengthened the defence well. And they kept the players who were already there. In my last year I bought [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, they kept him. ‘They have every ingredient and no real weakness.’
Continuing our very popular Medical Matters column, Dr Ciaran Roarty of Scally Medical Practise in Letterkenny discusses meningitis.Meningitis has been in the news recently with tragic outcomes. So what exactly is it? And what do we need to know. IF YOU SUSPECT IT – GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues around the brain – the meninges. It is very serious and can be caused by either viruses, bacteria or less commonly fungi. Often a blood infection or septicaemia will be present also. Thankfully bacterial meningitis and accompanying septicaemia have become less common with vaccination. Most bacterial meningitis are caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitis or Meningococcus but there are other bacteria which are less common causes.Anyone can be affected but the most common age group affected with meningococcal meningitis are children under the age of 5 and teenagers.Viral meningitis is more common than bacterial meningitis and is usually a complication of a viral illness. Most affected people go on to make a full recovery. Fungal causes for meningitis along with TB meningitis are thankfully very rare.So how do we get it? Meningococcus and certain other causes of bacterial meningitis live without causing harm in about 1 in 4 of us. Close contact, kissing or sneezing can result in this bacteria being transmitted and rarely the immune system is overcome and septicaemia and/or meningitis results.We don’t know why some people are unaffected by this bacteria while others are, with devastating results. The risk of catching it from another affected person is low but can happen. Other bacterial causes of meningitis may get into the meninges from infection in other parts of the body.Viral meningitis can be caused by mumps, herpes, chickenpox and influenza as well as other viral infections.What are the symptoms?This is the important part. Not all symptoms occur and sometimes the classical symptoms of a rash or stiff neck may not occur at all, or only very late. Early warning signs include feeling or looking generally unwell. The patient may be feverish, tired and nausea.These are quite common symptoms of many illnesses unfortunately!Early symptoms which may arouse suspicion include leg pains, cold hands or feet even when the child has a fever as well as pale, dusky or blue-ish tinge to the skin around the lips.The meningitis rash is common with meningococcal infection but does not always appear. Small red or purple dots appear anywhere and often grow and look like a bruise. The glass test involves pressing a glass on the rash – if the rash does not fade get it checked out immediately.Other symptoms in babies include crying excessively – often different or higher pitch than their usual cry, rapid breathing, fever, irritability, food refusal, vomiting, drowsiness, a bulging soft spot at the top of the head (fontanelle) and sometimes jerky or even floppy movements with pale or blotchy skin.In older children or adults symptoms include fevers, shivers, cold hands and feet, headache, stiff neck, avoidance of bright lights, drowsiness, fast breathing and generalised aches and pains and repeated vomiting.The difficult thing about meningitis is that symptoms often develop rapidly and not all symptoms occur. Initially, it may look like a flu with temperatures, headaches and vomiting. The difference is that the symptoms worsen, and rapidly.Will this be diagnosed in my GP surgery?Your GP may suspect meningitis, and in fact, may even initiate treatment, but hospital-based tests and treatment are required urgently. Blood tests, lumbar puncture and scans are required.Treatment.Bacterial meningitis needs urgent injected antibiotics and often intensive care may be required to treat complications like shock and administer other medicines such as steroids.Viral meningitis may be treated initially with antibiotics until tests confirm that the cause is viral. Then antibiotics are stopped and other medicines may be used because antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.Whats the prognosis Doctor?The earlier the treatment, the better the prognosis. Most people make a good recovery if treatment is initiated early enough. The fact that bacterial meningitis can mimic other less serious conditions initially can make recognition difficult however and delay treatment. Complications can include loss of hearing, epilepsy, learning problems, kidney, bone and joint problems. Viral meningitis, while very unpleasant, usually results in a full recovery.Can we prevent it?VACCINATE!Children are routinely vaccinated against certain causes of meningitis eg Hib, Meningococcus C, Pneumococcus and Mumps, and for children born after October 2016 Meningococcus B. Unfortunately children born before October 2016 will not receive Meningococcus B (Men B) vaccine in their routine vaccination schedule, but this can be requested privately from your GP as a catch up.Dr Ciaran Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasoundis a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Medical Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111www.scallys.ie,Scally McDaid Medical Practice on FacebookDr Ciaran Roarty at the Scally/McDaid surgery in Letterkenny.Medical Matters: What is meningitis and what we need to know was last modified: March 22nd, 2018 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dr Ciaran RoartyMedical MattersScally Practise