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Residential Fire in Springwater - December 14

Residential Fire in Springwater
Posted on 12/15/2017

Township of Springwater / December 15, 2017 – At approximately 11:30 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017, Springwater Fire & Emergency Services responded to a reported working structure fire on Sunnidale Road.

Two stations and 30 Springwater firefighters responded to the call with additional tankers brought from north Springwater to assist with water supply. An automatic aid agreement was also enacted with Essa Fire to provide assistance.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fully involved single family dwelling. Crews immediately established a defensive attack and worked on protecting multiple exposures. The fire was brought under control by 1 am.  

Two occupants were home at the time of the fire, but were able to escape safely with one of their dogs. However, three dogs have perished in the blaze. The home is considered a total loss and the damage is estimated at $350,000.

“Firefighters did a great job battling this fire last night, they fought through the cold elements and dangerous slippery conditions to bring the flames under control quickly and prevent it from spreading,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jeff French.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however is not deemed suspicious.