Ap­peal for fire vic­tims

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

A South Glen­garry fam­ily lost its home but es­caped in­jury af­ter a fire last Fri­day (Septem­ber 15) af­ter­noon on Paragon Road.

Town­ship fire chief Dave Robert­son said ap­prox­i­mately 30 per­son­nel from four of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s five fire halls – Glen Wal­ter, Lan­caster, Mart­in­town and Wil­liamstown, re­spec­tively – re­sponded to the call around 2 p.m. “The res­i­dence was about 50 per cent en­gulfed when they first ar­rived, and we had the bulk of the fire ex­tin­guished prob­a­bly within an hour,” Chief Robert­son told The

News Mon­day. “We were on the scene for many more hours af­ter that. Our last crew was gone in about eight hours time.” Chief Robert­son added that no­body was home at the time of the fire, and a pet, that was out­side at the time, was not in­jured. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the blaze con­tin­ues. A dam­age es­ti­mate was un­avail­able as of press time.

A GoFundMe cam­paign page (gofundme.com/genevieves-fire-fund) has been set up by Caro­line Berg­eron, sis­ter of Geneviève Berg­eron, one of the home’s oc­cu­pants, with the goal of rais­ing $8,000 to help the fam­ily deal with the loss. As of Tues­day morn­ing, $5,825 had been raised.

HOME DE­STROYED: This photo on a GoFundMe page shows a fire that de­stroyed a Glen Wal­ter home Fri­day af­ter­noon. The blaze be­gan with an elec­tri­cal fire in a garage, ac­cord­ing to a mes­sage on the cam­paign’s page.

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