Working Smoke Alarms Credited for the Occupants Safe Evacuation in Early Morning Blaze

Posted On Sunday July 24, 2022

(Lake of Bays) On Sunday July 24th shortly before 6:30 am, crews from Baysville Station #4 with assistance from Algonquin Highlands and Huntsville responded to a reported structure fire east of Baysville on Hwy 117. Upon arrival, crews were met with heavy fire involvement at the front of the building which had already spread into the roof structure.

“With the early warning of the smoke alarms sounding, the occupants were able to safely evacuate the building” said Fire Chief Gary Monahan.  

There were no injuries and the cause and circumstances are currently under investigation. Damage is estimated to be $400,000.

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For more information contact:

Mike Vadlja, Fire Prevention Officer or 705-789-5201 Press 2