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Firefighters Kept Busy With $500,000 Fire, Two Others Recently

KAWARTHA LAKES-A fire at Young’s Aggregates in Pontypool caused more than $500,000 dollars in damages.

Fire crews responded to the blaze at approximately 7:30pm on Monday night. Deputy Chief Cameron Smith told Kawartha 411 seven stations and 30 firefighters were on the scene which was fully involved when crews arrived.

A large shed and a number of trucks inside were destroyed.

“At this point the cause hasn’t been determined yet.” Smith told Kawartha 411 News. “We are investigating the possibility of an electrical fire in one of the vehicles but have not come to a conclusion.”

Heavy snow at the time created challenges for fire crews.

“It obviously really impacts us. We have to use water to fight tires and water and cold don’t mix. Our crews did an amazing job.” Smith says.

“It was a stormy night and multiple stations were called in to fight this structure fire at a local Pontypool business.” Councillor Tracy Richardson told Kawartha 411 News. “I would like to give a shout out to our community volunteer firefighters.  CKL has incredible volunteers that respond in all weather conditions and they do it for their communities and it’s so important to recognize them.”

Fire crews on Monck Road courtesy Karen Bruzzese

On Thursday fire crews responded twice to the same address near Kinmount. The initial call came in around 6:10 am. Crews arrived on scene on Monck Road at approximately 6:38 for a garage fire. At about 10:20 crews were called back to the home after a hidden hot spot flared up according to Deputy Chief Cameron Smith. Damage is pegged at approximately $20,000. There were no injuries.

On Thursday January 20th crews responded to another structure fire on the 6th Concession in Somerville. There was a large amount of smoke that could be seen from 2km away. The fire spread to the house. It’s unclear the extent of the damages.

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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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