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$55,000 in damage after garage fire in Little Britain

KAWARTHA LAKES-An old couch that caught fire in the garage of a home in Little Britain on Sunday caused $55,000 in damage according to Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue.

Deputy Chief Ron Raymer says crews were called to the home on Salem Road at approximately 4:30 and were quick to respond.  There were no injuries and fire crews were taken care of with lots of hydration and more frequent rest periods as the humidex lingered in the mid 30’s.

Damage is pegged at $40,000 to the building and $15,000 to the contents.

Raymer says it’s unclear what caused the couch to burst into flames but it may have been the sun shining on it through a nearby window.


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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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