By Lisa Gervais

A residence on Autumn Lane in Dysart et al sustained $350,000 in damages following a structure fire July 27.

Dysart et al fire Chief Mike Iles said they got the call at 8:23 p.m. and didn’t clear the scene until 7:35 a.m. the next day.

Iles said that upon arrival at 8:31 p.m., “the north end of the residence was fully engulfed in flames.” He said firefighters were able to contain the fire to the north end of the structure but smoke and water damage was throughout the residence.

Iles aid the residents safely evacuated and firefighters were able to rescue one pet. There were no injuries.

Iles said seven fire trucks and 23 firefighters responded to the call. He added that mutual aid was activated and the Minden Hills fire department assisted with three fire trucks and eight firefighters.

SUB: AH department call-out

Algonquin Highlands’ fire department also responded to a structure fire on July 26.

Fire Chief Jonathan Wilker said they received a call about an active smoke detector at a residence on St. Peter’s Road about 10:30 p.m. this past Sunday night.

Upon arrival, he said there was smoke coming from the second floor.

The Stanhope station ran a hose up the stairs, containing the fire to a single bedroom.

Wilker said the homeowners were not home at the time and no injuries were sustained.

He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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