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Structure Fire – Teeterville

(Norfolk County) Saturday (June 15, 2013) at approximately 9:32 pm Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services responded to a reported structure fire located at 2315 East Quarter Line Rd  in Teeterville.

Upon arrival firefighters discovered a fully involved extra large mobile home used as a residence for migrant workers spreading to a permanent residence. Firefighters initiated an attack in a defensive mode (from the outside) on the mobile home to stop the spread to the permanent residence. Firefighters then conducted an offensive attack (inside) the permanent residence to extinguish any fires and insure there were no residents still inside the home. Fire crews had the fire under control in about 50 minutes.

No injuries have been reported and no firefighters were injured during the operation.

It should be noted that the mobile home had 2 working smoke alarms; it was the activation of the smoke alarms that alerted the migrant worker from his sleep and allowed him to escape unharmed.

Norfolk County fire stations 4 Teeterville, 3 Waterford and 5 Delhi  were dispatched. There are no fire hydrants in this area therefore water was shuttled in by fire/rescue tankers.

Damage to the building and its contents is estimated at $40,000 for the mobile home and $60,000 for the residence.. The cause of the blaze is listed as undetermined and not considered intentional.

For more information on fire safety, contact our Fire Prevention bureau at 519 426 4115 ext. 2402, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm or visit our web-site at www.norfolkcountyfire.ca.

Jason Whiteley EMCA, CFEI, Dipl. M.M.
Deputy Fire Chief
Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services
95 Culver Street,
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 2V5

t) 519 426-4115 ext. 2403
f) 519 426-4140

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