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Britt Fire Department saves home in overnight blaze

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BRITT, ON – An overnight fire in Britt Township saw crews save a home.

A woodworking shop at a property on Farm Lane had caught on fire and crews got on scene around 2:30am said Chief Larry Olds.

While the wood shop was not going to be saved water was poured on quickly to stop it from spreading to the attached home.

“We did manage to save the home,” confirmed Olds. “The siding was burnt off at the side of the house but it’s intact so we did save the house.”

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And the owner was particularly grateful as the home was not insured.

“She was ecstatic,” recalled the Chief. “In fact, she gave me a big hug when it was all over. She thought her house was gone for sure.”

Despite the remote location of the blaze the water in the pumper truck was enough to get the fire under control, but it was a narrow single lane that had them shuttling additional water to put out hot spots.

“We had a hard time moving those trucks around,” he admitted.

There were no injuries reported and the dollar value of the shop is not known at this time.

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