Blaze at Park Avenue home causes estimated $150,000 damage

News Feb 01, 2014 by Sean Allen Brant News

A fire at a single-family Park Avenue home caused extensive damage on Saturday afternoon, but everyone got out safely.

The fire, which started on the first storey of the home's two-storey covered porch, did extensive damage to the porch, as well as the front of the home.

Smoke damage to personal belongings throughout the home, located between Dalhousie and Darling streets, was also extensive.

Damage is estimated to be about $150,000.

Three people were home at the time of the fire, including one child. The fire began just before 4 p.m.

After first attempting to put out the flames, everyone in the home left and called 911 when it was clear the fire was out of control.

They were alerted to the blaze by a second-storey smoke detector.

One person suffered a minor burn to their foot and was treated and released from hospital.

Fire prevention officer Scott Hardwick said investigators are still working to pinpoint the cause of the blaze.

"There were several possible ignition sources," he said. "We are still investigating for the actual cause."

Blaze at Park Avenue home causes estimated $150,000 damage

News Feb 01, 2014 by Sean Allen Brant News

A fire at a single-family Park Avenue home caused extensive damage on Saturday afternoon, but everyone got out safely.

The fire, which started on the first storey of the home's two-storey covered porch, did extensive damage to the porch, as well as the front of the home.

Smoke damage to personal belongings throughout the home, located between Dalhousie and Darling streets, was also extensive.

Damage is estimated to be about $150,000.

Three people were home at the time of the fire, including one child. The fire began just before 4 p.m.

After first attempting to put out the flames, everyone in the home left and called 911 when it was clear the fire was out of control.

They were alerted to the blaze by a second-storey smoke detector.

One person suffered a minor burn to their foot and was treated and released from hospital.

Fire prevention officer Scott Hardwick said investigators are still working to pinpoint the cause of the blaze.

"There were several possible ignition sources," he said. "We are still investigating for the actual cause."

Blaze at Park Avenue home causes estimated $150,000 damage

News Feb 01, 2014 by Sean Allen Brant News

A fire at a single-family Park Avenue home caused extensive damage on Saturday afternoon, but everyone got out safely.

The fire, which started on the first storey of the home's two-storey covered porch, did extensive damage to the porch, as well as the front of the home.

Smoke damage to personal belongings throughout the home, located between Dalhousie and Darling streets, was also extensive.

Damage is estimated to be about $150,000.

Three people were home at the time of the fire, including one child. The fire began just before 4 p.m.

After first attempting to put out the flames, everyone in the home left and called 911 when it was clear the fire was out of control.

They were alerted to the blaze by a second-storey smoke detector.

One person suffered a minor burn to their foot and was treated and released from hospital.

Fire prevention officer Scott Hardwick said investigators are still working to pinpoint the cause of the blaze.

"There were several possible ignition sources," he said. "We are still investigating for the actual cause."