At approximately 2:40 a.m. yesterday, Fort Frances OPP and Fort Frances Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire at 407 Butler Ave. in Fort Frances.
The building consists of four apartments with the fire contained to the ground level.
The fire was extinguished, all occupants were evacuated from the residence and no injuries were reported.
OPP are remaining at the scene and are continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire with the cooperation of the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office.
The fire marshall is expected to arrive on scene tomorrow (Nov. 2).
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service said the incident reinforces the need to have properly working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas.
Properly working smoke alarms save lives.
Remember to test your smoke alarms every month by pressing the test button.