Cornwall Fire Services (CFS) responded to a residential fire in a single family home in the 100 block of Eighth St E at approx. 4:50 pm on January 22, 2023.
Cornwall Fire Services initially responded with 10 personal and 4 fire apparatus, a 2nd alarm was called which brought in 6 additional off duty firefighters and 2 additional fire apparatus to the scene.
Fire crews deployed multiple hose lines and quickly brought the fire under control. There were no reports of any injuries to either the occupants or fire personal. Damage is initially estimated at $115,000 to the structure and the house is uninhabitable due to the damage.
CFS Fire Prevention Division is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Anyone who has information about this fire or may have been in the area at the time are encouraged to reach out to CFS Fire Prevention at 613-930-2787 ext. 2395. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Planning and practicing a home fire escape plan saves lives and reduces your risk of injury from fire. When the smoke alarm sounds, you may have as little as 3 minutes to escape. Make and practice your home escape plan with the whole family so you’ll know what to do in an emergency.