Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Large house fire brings down roof of Vankoughnet home
Near the end of last week, a structure fire call came in on Highway 118, east of Bracebridge. So far, the Bracebridge fire guys have had mostly false alarms and other minor calls. Wasn't expecting too much from this call until I got there to find the home fully involved.
The fire brought down the roof of the home. I spoke with the homeowner, who was devastated when he came home to find his house on fire. His neighbour, however, is hopeful others in the tight-knit community will come together to help him rebuild in the coming months.
The only good news from this was that nobody was home, and even the homeowner's dog was safe. The fire damage was estimated at around $225,000.
Posted by Louis Tam at 6:41 PM