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Orillia firefighters extinguish blaze at Brant St. home

Fire caused estimated $600,000 in damages, says Orillia Fire official; both occupants released from hospital with 'no serious injuries'
Orillia firefighters responded to a call about smoke coming from a Brant Street home early Saturday morning. Although the home sustained considerable damage, both occupants have been released from hospital with no serious injuries.

Orillia firefighters extinguished a house fire at a Brant Street home this weekend.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at 5:50 a.m., Saturday, following a call about smoke coming from a home.

Firefighters found two occupants waiting outside the residence upon arrival.

“Both occupants had smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital by paramedics to be assessed,” Deputy Fire Chief Chris Ferry said in a statement to OrilliaMatters. “They were released from hospital with no serious injuries.”

Ferry said the house sustained approximately $600,000 in damage and foul play is not suspected.

“The fire is not suspicious. The fire appears to have started in the bathroom area,” Ferry said.

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Greg has been with Village Media since 2021, where he has worked as an LJI reporter for CollingwoodToday, and now as a city hall/general assignment reporter for OrilliaMatters
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