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McGee Street garage in Pembroke destroyed by fire

By Christina Van Starkenburg

CHRISTINA VAN STARKENBURG c.vanstarkenburg@sunmedia.ca
The garage of 608 McGee St, which is on the corner of McGee St. and Ramsey St., burst into flames late afternoon Tuesday. No one was injured, but the fire melted the back of the house. The Pembroke Fire Department responded from both their station and Fiddle Park to put out the flames. They are currently investigating the cause of the fire. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca.

CHRISTINA VAN STARKENBURG c.vanstarkenburg@sunmedia.ca The garage of 608 McGee St, which is on the corner of McGee St. and Ramsey St., burst into flames late afternoon Tuesday. No one was injured, but the fire melted the back of the house. The Pembroke Fire Department responded from both their station and Fiddle Park to put out the flames. They are currently investigating the cause of the fire. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca.

The detached garage at 608 McGee St. burned down late Tuesday afternoon. The fire was so hot that it melted the back of the house at the address, but fire fighters were still able to get the flames under control quickly.

“The (garage) is obviously completely ruined. And there is damage to the house, only to the exterior,” said Pembroke Fire Department Chief Daniel Herback.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, and there was no one in the garage at the time. The residents, who had been in the garage moments before it burst into flames, had gone into the house and were unaware of the fire until neighbours came and knocked on their door.

Around 12 fire fighters fought the blaze. The Fire Cause Determination Team is currently investigating the cause of the fire. The OPP was also on scene directing traffic and conducting investigations. Detours around the scene were in place while the investigations were going on. Renfrew County paramedics and Ottawa River Hydro were also on scene.

Christina Van Starkenburg is a Daily Observer multimedia journalist

c.vanstarkenburg@sunmedia.ca


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