$8,000 damage in Mortimer’s Point Road basement fire

Today (Aug 25th) at 8:14am the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department was dispatched to 1919 Mortimer’s Point Road Unit 1 for a reported structure fire.

The owners of the home notice smoke from the fire and called 911.

Fire crews from Station 6 – Port Carling, and Station 1 – Foot’s Bay/Glen Orchard responded. Upon arrival, the fire was burning in the basement.

The basement was thick with smoke and flames were moving up the outside wall. A fire extinguisher was used on the fire as the firefighters were preparing the hose line. The fire was brought under control quickly.

Fire that had spread into the wall was quickly found and extinguished with the aid of Thermal Imaging Camera. The actions of the firefighters saved the significant loss of a home for the long-time residents. There were no injuries.

Electrical issues within the wall caused the fire. The damage estimation is $8,000.

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