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Monday, January 18, 2016

Family of 13 Escapes Fire near Ravenna

Ravenna | by Kevin Bernard  

Working smoke alarm credited with saving lives of four adults, nine children.

A home on Grey Road 2 near Ravenna was destroyed by fire on Monday. 13 people escaped safely. (photo by Reporter Claire McCormack) 

An older one and a half storey frame farm house south of Ravenna on Grey Road 2 near Grey Road 19 has been destroyed by fire.

And a working smoke alarm and a 10 year old boy are being credited with the safety of the 13 people who lived in the home.

Blue Mountains Fire Chief Rob Collins says the call came in about 5:30 AM on Monday -- and firefighters from both Blue Mountains stations responded.

Collins says the home had working smoke alarms, which alerted the four adults and nine children to get out safely.

But a family member tells Bayshore Broadcasting News only a 10 year old boy heard the alarm and woke everyone else up.

The home burned to the ground and damage is expected to top $300,000.

Fire Chief Collins says the cause remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious.

Grey Road 2 was closed for about eight hours in the area of the fire.





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