Blaze in Inverhuron causes $500,000 damage


 A fire in Inverhuron on the weekend has gutted a home and garage.



Firefighters work to extinguish a house and garage fire on John Street, Inverhuron on Saturday.



Kincardine and Tiverton firefighters responded to the fire on John Street shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. According to a report from fire chief Kent Padfield, the volunteer firefighters battled flames in the house and garage for several hours before they were extinguished.


Padfield said the crews managed to prevent the blaze from spreading to a nearby cottage. The cottage and two sheds received minor heat and fire damage. Damage to the house and garage is estimated at $500,000. No one was injured.


“Our firefighters did an excellent job working a dynamic fire scene,” Padfield said. “They were faced with fire in two buildings, multiple exposures, downed power lines, snow and ice. The task was completed efficiently and safely.”


The firefighters were assisted at the scene by the South Bruce OPP. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


*The Kincardine fire department also responded to a fire on Concession 7 on March 26.

Firefighters were called out to a property around 3 p.m. to extinguish a fire in a farm shed. Damage is estimated at $10,000.