UPDATE: Cause Determined Following Two Fires In Barrie Sunday

Smoke alarm suspect in one

September 12th The Barrie Fire Service says smoking is to blame for both these fires, while the blaze on Edgehill Drive caused an estimated $75,000 in damage.

September 11th Barrie firefighters were called into action twice Sunday. First, to a house fire on Grove Street, in a home that divided into two residences. Barrie Fire’s Samantha Hoffmann says a smoke alarm in the basement had its battery in backwards…

Eighty-thousand dollars damage was done. No one was hurt, but families in the two units have been put up in temporary shelters. Cause yet to be determined.

A second fire broke out last evening on the 9th floor of a high rise at 90 Edgehill forcing the evacuation of the building for several hours. Noe one was home at the time. Two cats, a rabbit and a turtle were rescued. Cause yet to be determined.