Fire displaces family of seven

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Pembroke – A family of seven was displaced from their residence Tuesday morning when fire caused extensive damage to the two-storey structure.

The Pembroke Fire Department responded to the structure fire on Centre St. at the intersection of Morris Street at about 10:00 am. The department initially responded with on duty personnel, but quickly called in all available personnel.

On arrival, smoke and flames were visible issuing from the garage which was attached to the home. Smoke was also issuing from the eaves and roof of the home. First reports indicated the occupants were in the home at the time of the fire; however, all occupants evacuated when notified by their daughter who had just arrived home. One resident received medical attention from arriving crews and was then transported to Pembroke Regional Hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics.

Firefighters attempted to bring the fire under control while simultaneously conducting a search of the residence to ensure all occupants were out.

The fire was persistent and spread into the attic of the home quickly.

Nineteen full time and volunteer firefighters worked to bring the fire under control. The department utilized its aerial truck and one pumper for the duration of the incident.

Ontario Provincial Police and Ottawa River Power Corporation also attended, providing support to the PFD.

Fire officials reported Tuesday afternoon the family of seven have been displaced due to the extensive damage to the home.

PFD is continuing its investigation into cause and origin.

Bruce McIntyre, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Eganville Leader

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