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Quick Action By OPP & Paramedics Saves Family From Fire

Posted: 2019-10-25 14:43:17 By: hbr

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department, along with crews from the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in a home on Stephenson Road 2 West in Huntsville around 2am this morning.

The Fire Department said the blaze started on the first floor, forcing a woman and her 2 young children to exit from a second storey window to a porch roof. When fire crews arrived on scene, members of the OPP and Muskoka Paramedic Services had coordinated the rescue of the children and the woman.

The occupants, members of the OPP and Paramedic Services, were transported to hospital for observation.

The cause and circumstances surrounding the fire are currently under investigation and are not deemed suspicious. Damage is estimated at $50,000.