Neighbour helped free pair from burning Orillia home

Fire Marshal to probe for a cause, fire not considered suspicious

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after a fire in Orillia.

Orillia Fire Chief Brent Thomas told Barrie 360 a neighbour was able to break a front door window to help the pair get out of the burning home before fire crews arrived at the Jameson Street home Thursday evening.

The two residents were taken to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, and have since been treated and released. Two dogs were able to escape the flames.

Damage has been pegged at $600,000.

The Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate, though the cause is not considered to be suspicious.