Fire in Batchawana closes Highway

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UPDATE: One lane of Highway 17 is now open.

A house fire has closed Highway 17 north in Batchawana, SaultOnline has learned.

Reports from the scene say the house is fully engulfed and several fire trucks are on scene as well as the OPP. The house located in the Jones landing area has allegedly been vacant for several years and had overgrown grass surrounding it. Propane tanks are also on the property.

Emergency crews are keeping people away from the area until the fire is under control according to reports from the scene. A viewer on scene tells SaultOnline that nobody was injured.

We will provide further updates when made available.

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