Trombley said he is not sure whether the landmark restaurant would have been saved had the departments been able to enter the United States faster, but he said the delay did strain firefighters battling flames in Rouses Point.UPDATE: First responders need better access. This is a tough one. How do you allow rapid access of first responders to the USA and protect against possible "evil-doers" at the same time?
"The people there really needed to be relieved. It was a pretty risky situation."
Lacolle and St. Paul Isle Noix fire departments are part of the Clinton County Mutual Aid System.
Plattsburgh Press Republican editorial here.