Fire at Southampton laundromat – cause and extent to be determined

There was excitement in Southampton on Friday afternoon (Aug. 2022) as smoke billowed from the roof at the laundromat on Goderich Street, a building that also houses the Dr. Stracey Chiropractic Clinic adjacent to the laundromat.

According to a bystander whose relative was in the laundromat at the time, it appeared that a dryer unit caught fire.

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Saugeen Shores Fire Service responded quickly entering both the laundromat and the clinic.  “We had the fire knocked down quickly,” said new Fire Chief Ed Melanson on-site.  “As yet we don’t know the extent of the damage but no one was hurt and we have advised the owner to contact his insurance company.”