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Bobcaygeon couple saved by fire alarm

KAWARTHA LAKES-Tom Killaby awoke at 3am this morning to the blare of the fire detector. “At first I thought it must be malfunctioning, but when we jumped out of bed, the house was filled with smoke, no fire but smoke.” Tom Killaby told Kawartha 411 News.

Killaby and his wife Adele own the Lilac Lodge on Pigeon Lake Road in Bobcaygeon and had a home on the property. Tom says they grabbed their car keys, put on their housecoats and fled to the next door neighbours. Both were uninjured.

Their home was completely destroyed. District Chief, Kawartha Lakes Fire, Dave Kish told Kawartha 411 the cause is not known at this time. Damage is pegged at $250,000.

Killaby says this is a good lesson on the importance of smoke detectors. “You need a smoke detector, a working one. We just put a new battery in and it saved us.”

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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