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Crews respond to house fire on Valley Crescent

A family pet was taken to a local veterinarian for smoke inhalation treatment
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NEWS RELEASE
THE CITY OF ELLIOT LAKE
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Fire Chief John Thomas announced today that on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at 3:31 p.m., the Elliot Lake Fire Department received a call for an activated smoke alarm at 4 Valley Cres., a townhouse complex.

Upon arrival on-scene, the fire department crew confirmed visual smoke inside the townhouse unit. Damage was extensive to the townhouse unit, however crews were able to keep the fire from progressing to further structures. The fire was under control at approximately 4:31 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2017. The crews remained on site until the scene was secured.

One family pet was taken to a local veterinarian for smoke inhalation treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire Chief John Thomas would like to remind the public that:

    1.    Every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. It’s the law.
    2.    It is recommended that you test the alarms once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

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