A late-night fire proved to be challenging to deal with for the Gravenhurst Fire Department.
At 8:45 p.m. Sunday night, the department tweeted they were on the scene of a “fully engulfed” fire on Penisula Rd. According to the tweet, seven trucks and 30 firefighters were called to the scene.
The property was difficult to access for the department’s trucks. Firefighters were forced to use tanker trucks to bring water from Morrison Lake to the fire.
They tweeted at 9:55 p.m. that the fire was under control.
Difficult access to the property for fire apparatus and the topography of the property itself have made firefighting difficult for crews. Water supply has been established at Morrison Lake in addition to tanker shuttles and crews now have the fire under control pic.twitter.com/iih3vtE4Dz
— GravenhurstFIRE (@GravenhurstFIRE) February 27, 2023
The fire is considered a “total loss” and the damage is estimated at $1.5 million. No one was injured in the blaze.
“The investigation is ongoing but not considered suspicious,” the department tweeted.