Some QuÃ©bec firefighters tried to help save a burning building. They didn’t get there in time. Why? US customs.
Six volunteer firefighters rushing to assist a small-town fire department in upper New York State, part of a long-standing mutual-aid agreement, were held up while being grilled about their identification by a U.S. Customs official this week….Meanwhile, the landmark Anchorage Inn in Rouses Point, N.Y., burned to the ground.â€œI’ve been crossing this border for 30 years, and the only question we were ever asked was: â€˜Where’s the fire?’â€ Lacolle fire chief Jean-Pierre HÃ©bert told The Globe and Mail Wednesday.