(Sarnia Ontario) On July 16, 2018, at 545pm, Sarnia firefighters responded to Durand St for a story and a half home engulfed in flames with three stations and 15 firefighters. Upon arrival, it was apparent that 911 was not immediately called, large plumes of thick black smoke obscured the view across the street and three-meter-high orange flames leapt from a rear window threatening a nearby garage.
Fortunately, all human occupants made it out, yet one required treatment for smoke inhalation. Two family dogs were rescue from the home, one immediately and the other after a suspenseful search. One dog was sent for assessment. Regrettably, a family cat was lost. The loss to the home is estimated at $120,000, no other properties were damaged. Sarnia Fire Prevention investigated the fire, but the cause is unknown at this time, the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office is also attending.
Thank you to Victim Services, Lambton EMS, Sarnia Police, Union Gas and Bluewater Power for your speedy assistance.
Acting Platoon Chief Dan Nelles