Family Escapes Fire to Safety
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Dept responded to a reported structure fire on South Mary Lake Road shortly before 1:30 am Sunday.
When crews from Port Sydney Station 3 arrived on scene, flames were visible through the roof.
Crews remained on scene for nearly 5 hours, with assistance from Station 1, extinguishing hotspots.
The Fire Dept says the occupants were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and managed to safely escape the home. Unfortunately 2 family pets perished in the fire.
Damage is estimated at $400,000. The cause and circumstances are currently under investigation.