Appeal for fire victims
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.