Gravenhurst Firefighters Called to House Fire in Barkway

Posted on Monday August 06, 2018

Gravenhurst Firefighters Called to House Fire in Barkway

Gravenhurst, ON, - Gravenhurst firefighters were called to a house fire early this morning after several reports from neighbours in the area.

At approximately 7:40 am, fire crews from stations 1, 2, and 3 responded to a structure fire at 1312 Barkway Road in Gravenhurst. First arriving crews found the home fully involved.  Due to the extent of the fire, additional water tankers were requested from the Bracebridge Fire Department. Crews on the scene had to battle through hot and humid conditions to extinguish the fire. The cause is not considered to be suspicious, however further investigation has been initiated.

No injuries were reported and the single occupant was helped out of the home by a neighbour. “Early detection was critical in the outcome of this incident,” said Todd Clapp, Deputy Chief. “Local residents were very helpful in making the homeowner aware of the situation and helped him exit the home with no injuries.”

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For more information, please contact:

 

Todd Clapp

Deputy Fire Chief

Gravenhurst Fire Department

(705) 687-3414   Ext. 255 or

Todd.clapp@gravenhurst.ca