The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department along with crews from the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in a home on Stephenson Road 2 West in the Town of Huntsville around 2 a.m. on October 25.
The fire started on the first floor forcing a female and two young children to exit a second storey window to a porch roof. When fire crews arrived on scene, members of the OPP and Muskoka Paramedic Services had coordinated the rescue of the children and were assisting the female. The fire department appreciates the actions taken by the OPP and
The occupants, members of the OPP and Paramedic Services were transported to hospital for observation.
The cause and circumstances surrounding the fire are currently under investigation and is not deemed suspicious. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
Working smoke alarms and a well-rehearsed home fire escape plan were instrumental
in the positive outcome of this fire.
With the clocks going back on November 3, the Fire Department would like to remind residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and test them regularly. This is also a good time to go over your home escape plan.
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