At approximately 3:50 a.m. on December 20, 2020 the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire on Cameron Lake Road in the Quadeville district of the Township. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames coming from the roof area of the residence. Four stations and approximately 15 firefighters responded to battle the blaze.
Working smoke alarms alerted the lone occupant to the fire, which led them to evacuate the residence and to call 911. No firefighters or residents were injured in the blaze.
The origin of the fire was located on the main floor of the residence and is believed to have started in the chimney area of the wood burning stove, spreading quickly to the roof and attic area of the structure.
The Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Fire Department wants to remind residents and seasonal residents that you may have less than a few minutes to escape a fire in your home or cottage. Only working smoke and CO alarms with an escape plan will give you the early warning your family needs to safely escape in the event of an emergency.
The following are a few ways you can make your home or cottage safer in the event a fire was to occur…
▪ Install smoke and CO alarms on every story and outside every sleeping area of your home or cottage.
▪ Test smoke and CO alarms monthly by pressing the test button and replace the devices according to manufacturers instructions.
▪ Practise a home escape plan with everyone in your home so everyone knows exactly what to do and where to meet outside in the event of an emergency.
Meharrie,D.,Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan Fire Dept.(2020,Dec.20) FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN BRUDENELL, LYNDOCH AND RAGLAN [media release]