News Fire Destroys Port Carling Cottage SHARE ON: Doug Crosse, staff Friday Nov. 23rd, 2018 Township of Muskoka Lakes Fire Department Photo. A cottage in Port Carling has been destroyed by fire. The blaze was called in at 1:25pm today. Crews from Station 5 Minett and Station 6 Port Carling arrived to 1794 Peninsula Road to find a fully involved building. Crews were able to halt the fire’s progress to a nearby boat house. The cottage was empty at the time of the fire. The estimated loss is $375,000 and the cause is still being investigated.