Long Night For Firefighters In West Barrie

Several under under construction buildings and two neighbouring homes affected

Barrie firefighters remain on scene of a blaze eating away at several structures – some under construction – on Edgehill Drive between Ferndale Drive and Jagges Drive.

Three under-construction apartment buildings, two neighbouring homes and some large pieces of machinery were touched by flames.

At one point, a ruptured gas meter caught fire turning into what fire officials say was something akin to a blowtorch. gas company experts had to be called to turn off the supply of gas.

One firefighter was take to RVH with an ankle injury; there were no civilian injuries.

The flames were reported by a passerby just before midnight.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate. Damage may exceed $2-million.

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