The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Dept responded to a reported structure fire shortly before 1:30 a.m. today October 11, on South Mary Lake Road.
When crews from Port Sydney Station 3 arrived on scene, flames were visible through the roof.
Crews remained on scene for approximately five hours, with assistance from Station 1, extinguishing hotspots.
The occupants were alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms and managed to safely escape the home. Unfortunately two family pets perished in the fire.
Damage is estimated at $400,000. The cause and circumstances are currently under investigation.
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