House Fire Causes $250K Damage
A fire damaged a home in the urban area of Gravenhurst on Tuesday.
Firefighters from all three Gravenhurst stations rushed to the scene to find flames coming out of the second-floor windows of the home with the fire rapidly growing. Fire crews were able to quickly put out the flames and prevent any further spread on the property.
The building contained two apartments units which were both occupied by tenants at the time.
Jared Cayley, Gravenhurst Fire Chief says “We want to remind the community that all property owners and tenants must have a working smoke alarm. It’s the law in Ontario,” Cayley added. “Once it starts, a fire in any building can double in size every minute it goes undetected. Early detection is critical to ensuring everyone can evacuate a building safely,” he said.
The investigation into the cause of the fire remains ongoing, however, it is not considered suspicious at this time.
The damage to the property is estimated at $250,000.