Smoke Alarm Alerts Resident to Fire In Basement

Posted: 2018-06-05 07:18:12 By: hbr

Firefighters were called to a basement fire at a Gravenhurst residence on Saturday. Crews from stations 1 and 2 responded to a reported structure fire at 1056 Southwood Road in Gravenhurst.
Todd Clapp, Deputy Fire Chief says “The homeowner was working in her yard at the time and was alerted to the problem by a smoke alarm inside,” he said. “Early detection by the homeowner and a quick response by fire crews limited the fire spread and it was contained to the basement area,” he added.
The investigation is ongoing but it appears to be electrical in nature.