Fire Levels Cottage
A fire destroyed a cottage in West Gravenhurst Monday evening. The Gravenhurst Fire dept received a 911 call at 6:30 pm as the lone occupant discovered a fire in the walls and attic of the single story structure.
By the time firefighters from two different stations arrived the fire had already broken through the roof.
Eight trucks and 25 firefighters responded to the incident and despite their efforts, the cottage was lost. A partial roof collapse and propane tanks adjacent to the cottage hampered efforts to bring the fire under control during the initial phase of the fire attack. Firefighters spent several hours at the scene.
There were no injuries and preliminary damage estimates have been set at $350,000.00.
The fire is not considered suspicious, but no cause has been determined.