UPDATE – Residential fire in the west end

Sault Fire Services respond to an early morning house fire in the city's west end, May 31, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

Sault Fire Services has released an update to the house fire which occurred May 31st, 2021, shortly before 4:30 a.m.

Upon investigation, a SSMFS Fire Prevention Officer determined the fire was caused by a heat source in proximity to combustibles. There was significant thermal damage to the residence.

The fire is not deemed suspicious. There were no injuries reported.

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Service crews responded to a call of a residential fire in the 500 block of Brunswick Avenue where they found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the residential occupancy. Fire crews were able to contain the fire.

Original Article:

At approximately 4:20 a.m. this morning, Sault Fire Services responded to a two-story house fire.

Upon arriving in the 500 block of Brunswick Avenue, Fire crews encountered heavy smoke conditions coming from the second floor.

All four pumpers and the Platoon Chief were in attendance, crews from Pumper 2 quickly moved inside the second floor to put out the blaze.

Second Line was closed at the corner of Brunswick Avenue, as fire crews were required to run the high pressure hose from a hydrant near Market Mall.

Police attended the scene to help with traffic control and Paramedics were kept nearby on stand-by. PUC and Enbridge were called to shut down utilities to the home.

Red Cross will be helping out with the individuals displaced by the fire.

There appeared to be no injuries as everyone was reported to be out of the home. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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