Monday, January 18, 2016
Family of 13 Escapes Fire near Ravenna
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.