Firefighters successfully put out a blaze that destroyed a home on Boughner Road April 6.

The Dysart et al fire department, Haliburton County Paramedics and other emergency responders attended the scene around 3:30 p.m. The fire completely destroyed the home, but Dysart et al fire chief Mike Iles said nobody was injured.

Firefighters worked the site for some time to handle the smoking debris. Iles said they had to work to put out the building and ensure the nearby grass did not burn up.

“Great response. We had all our equipment here quickly. Very quick attack,” Iles said, adding about 20 firefighters responded. “Middle of the day, that’s incredible.”

Iles said the origin of the fire is unknown.

He further said one of the homeowners was awakened by a smoke alarm, which allowed him to evacuate the burning building.

“Smoke alarms save lives,” Iles said. “Check your smoke alarms. That was a key factor here.”


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