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Mother, daughter escape blaze in Barrie

Fire official says two young men alerted the residents to the blaze in city’s east end

A fire on Berczy Street in the city's east end has been deemed electrical in nature and everyone inside the home made it out safely, Tuesday evening.

Barrie Fire received multiple calls around 6:30 p.m., May 30, about heavy black smoke coming from a Berczy Street home, located between Gunn and Wellington streets.

At the scene, Deputy Fire Chief Ed Davis said the fire is believed to have been accidental. 

"We're looking at it being unintentional electrical," he said.

When crews arrived, Davis said there was "heavy smoke and heavy flames in the backside of the building."

"We received several calls, which tells us obviously something is occurring," Davis added. "When that happened, our communications upgrades the alarm."

A mother and daughter were at home at the time.

"Two young men banged on the door and said the backside of your house is on fire," Davis said.

There were no injuries and, as of yet, the monetary damage amount is unknown.

The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) will not be called to investigate.