Cottage fire north of Huntsville under investigation
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is investigation a cottage fire on Buck Lake just north of Huntsville. Huntsville and Port Sydney fire crews arrived on scene shortly after 2pm today and the building was fully engulfed in flames. Fire Chief Steve Hernen says two large propane tanks were also burning. He says the fire was quickly knocked down and the propane tanks were controlled to safely allow the propane to burn off. The owner was on site at the time but working outside when he noticed the fire inside the main building. Hernen says no one was injured. The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated, but crews will be looking at a small propane heater that was operating in the living room area. The cost of damages has not been determined yet.
(Photo Submitted by: Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Chief Steve Hernen)