UPDATE: For those who wish to help the victims of yesterday’s fire on Bayview and Little, new or gently used item donations can be made at Barrie City Hall’s Rotunda at 70 Collier St. until Friday afternoon. Immediate needs include: blankets, clothing, diapers, dog and cat food/supplies, personal hygiene items. For those who cannot make it to Barrie City Hall during regular hours, 107.5 Kool FM will be on location at both the Zehrs at Cundles and Duckworth and at Yonge and Big Bay Point Rd. from 4:00 to 8:00 this evening, collecting donations to be taken to Barrie City Hall. The City will work with the Barrie Housing Corporation to distribute the items to the affected residents. A GoFundMe page has been created for those who wish to make financial contributions.
UPDATE: Barrie Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Weber says last night’s apartment fire at Bayview and Little is not considered suspicious. Barrie Fire investigators will be joined by a Fire Marshal investigator to determine an exact cause. As many as 70 people were displaced by the blaze and may be for some time. Weber says a structural engineer may have to be called in to determine the safety of what remains. The owner of the building will have to decide the ultimate fate of the building. A GoFundMe page has been created to support those affected by the fire.
Residents of a 25-unit apartment at Bayview and Little Avenues in Barrie were put up in hotels overnight after a fire tore through the complex.
Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Weber tells us there were no injuries. Fire crews remained on scene Tuesday morning. Barrie Police and the Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating.
Thank you to everyone offering donations of toys, housewares, etc. for the fire victims. Details will be available later today about where they can be dropped off. Barrie is showing its giant heart once again.
— Jeff Lehman (@Mayor_Jeff) April 24, 2018
photo courtesy @iGavinS via Twitter