Major fire in Barrie. Townhomes under construction go up in flames
We have had a major fire overnight in Barrie, with a townhome development under construction, going up in flames. Its in the area of Edgehill and Ferndale Drive, with crews getting the call right around midnight.
When they arrived, smoke and flames were billowing into the night sky
Multiple buildings have been affected, possibly as many as 7 or 8 units, but luckily most of them were still vacant, and therefore no injuries.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, as crews remain on scene to monitor hot spots and begin the clean-up. The Ontario Fire Marshall will be called in to investigate, as is the case whenever damage is estimated at more than 500,000 dollars.
-photo courtesy of Barrie Fire and emergency Service.