Smoke, small fire at Orillia long-term care home early Saturday

Fire was smouldering under roof work that had been done

There were no injuries and nobody had to be evacuated from Trillium Manor in Orillia after fire crews responded to the smell of smoke around three o’clock Saturday morning.

Fire Chief Brent Thomas told Barrie 360 that staff at the long-term care facility smelled smoke in the building. Fire fighters discovered a small fire in the roof boards. Thomas said there had been work done to the roof recently and the fire was smouldering in the wood underneath.

Thomas said the smell of smoke was detected thanks to the HVAC system that pulled it in through the building. Staff moved some residents to another wing as a precaution.

Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke tweeted out praise for the efforts of Orillia Fire, County of Simcoe paramedics and the staff at Trillium Manor.

Trillium Manor is operated by the County of Simcoe