Utterson garage fire causes $50,000 in damage


The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire on Hwy 141 in Utterson around 9pm on Saturday evening, December 15.

Firefighters from Port Sydney Station 3 encountered flames coming from the front door of the detached garage. The crews quickly knocked down the fire and prevented it from spreading to a nearby shed.

Fire crews remained on scene for a couple of hours to clean up hotspots.

The cause and circumstances of the fire are currently under investigation but initial reports are that the homeowner was working on a snow-machine in the garage when the fire occurred.

Damage is estimated at $50,000 and there were no injuries.

The fire department recommends having a portable fire extinguisher available in the garage and home. A portable fire extinguisher, when used properly, can aid in controlling and putting out small fires before they become large ones.

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