Watten family loses home to fire

the OPP

Yesterday around 11:30 a.m., the OPP and Watten Fire Department responded to a house fire on Rocky Inlet Road, about 10 km east of Fort Frances.
Unfortunately, the residence had been completely destroyed by fire by the time emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
All the occupants of the residence were out of the home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured as a result.
Police were able to locate the owners of the residence with help of other residents.
The occupants were renting the residence at the time of the fire. They are not from the Fort Frances area and do not have family support here.
Police, along with the Rainy River Victims Services, have co-ordinated efforts to help care for the family of two adults and two children.
Their identity was not released.
Anyone interested in offering assistance to this family is invited to contact the Rainy River District Victims Services at 274-5687.