UPDATE: Springwater Firefighters Minimized Damage To Simcoe County Museum

Simcoe County Heritage Fair Cancelled

April 24th – The Simcoe County Museum remains closed today, following a small fire Saturday that did damage to an exhibit. The county says the Simcoe County Heritage Fair that was scheduled for today and tomorrow had to be cancelled as a result of the fire damage, reported to be a small section of the Living and Working gallery’s military section, with one WWI billboard suffering some water damage, with some minor smoke damage scattered among nearby exhibits.

April 23rd – A fire at the Simcoe County Museum did about $50,000 in damage, while Springwater Fire Services is being credited for minimizing the damage. The fire was reported around 2:00 Saturday afternoon, with 37 firefighters responding to the Highway 26 facility. Everyone had already evacuated safely before emergency crews got there, and thermal imaging was used to find the flames within the walls and ceiling of the building. The fire was knocked down within 40 minutes, while the cause has been listed as accidental due to ongoing construction activity at the museum.