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A busy 24 hours for Saugeen Shores Firefighters
by Sandy Lindsay

May 17, 2016
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Millcreek home following fire

Saugeen Shores firefighters have had a busy 24 hours.

On Monday evening (May 16th), at approximately 9:00 p.m., they were called out to a house fire at Millcreek Drive in Port Elgin.  Both Port Elgin and Southampton stations attended and, when they arrived, found the back of the single family dwelling and the roof engulfed in flames.

Roof completely destroyed

There were two occupants in the home at the time and both escaped without injury.

A full complement of the town's firefighters battled the blaze until 2:00 a.m. before they were satisfied it was completely extinguished, particularly, given the proximity of neighbouring homes.

"We don't know the cause as yet," said Fire Chief Phil Eagleson, "but it apparently started outside and crept up under the siding on the home.  We are having to determine how it started so it's still under investigation."

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Then, on Tuesday (May 17th), a fire broke out at the compost site at the landfill located in Southampton. 

"Sometimes during hot summer days, there may be a fire due to combustion," said Eagleson, "but we think this fire may have been caused by someone not being careful when they either disposed of fireplace ash into the compost or, perhaps, some was smoking in the area.  In any event, it took awhile to get it under control and put out."

Cleaning up after a busy 24 hours


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