The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a reported fire at a cottage on Paint Lake Road in Lake of Bays at 10am this morning. Crews from Baysville Station 40 with assistance from Algonquin Highlands Fire found a fully involved cottage upon arrival. The crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to an adjacent garage and boat. Construction crews working on a cottage nearby discovered the fire.
The cottage was unoccupied and is a total loss. Damage is estimated at $155,000. The investigation into the cause continues.