Occupants safe after house fire in Essa Township

Smoke alarms alerted the occupants

Four occupants are safe after firefighters tackled a fire that destroyed a home in Essa Township on Saturday morning.

Gary McNamara, deputy fire chief with the Essa Fire Department, told Barrie 360 in an email that the blaze happened just after 5 a.m. on 6th line north of Highway 89.

McNamara says the occupants, and animals, were all out of the house when fire crews arrived. Says three were sent to hospital to be checked – one treated for smoke inhalation.

According to McNamara, the cause of the fire is unknown, but not deemed suspicious. He says the estimated damage is $1 million, including content.

He noted that smoke alarms alerted the occupants.

The fire marshal was contacted, but McNamara says they are not attending.

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