Firefighters battle structure fire on Minnicock Lake Road
Jan. 10, 2017
A structure fire during the early hours of Jan. 10 had firefighters from both the Dysart and Highlands East departments battling to put out the blaze.
A release from Dysart fire chief Mike Iles said the call came in at 3:47 a.m. and when firefighters arrived at 4 a.m. they found a detached garage fully engulfed in flames, as well as a single storey house with the roof/attic on fire.
“Fifteen firefighters and six fire trucks from Dysart fire department and six firefighters and two pumpers from Highlands East fire department responded to the call,” said Iles in the release. “Firefighters remained on scene until 11:52 a.m. to extinguish the fire.”
According to the chief the garage was a total loss, including a car and an ATV that were inside.
“The house has some structure remaining but is a total loss,” wrote Iles.
The chief estimates damage to be $275,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.
No one was in the home at the time of the incident and there were no injuries as a result.