City fire department called to second fire in a matter of days
The Sun Times
An elderly woman was taken to hospital after a fire at a west side condo building in Owen Sound Thursday night.

The hospitalization was precautionary, according to Owen Sound Fire Chief Doug Barfoot.

The Owen Sound Fire Department was dispatched just after 7 p.m. A second alarm went out shortly thereafter bringing in the department’s five on-call firefighters to help.

Thick black smoke was observed in the unit, and some smoke had spilled out into the hallway according to a report from the Owen Sound Professional Fire Fighters Association.

A stovetop and some kitchen cupboards were burning when firefighters arrived. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage. None of the other residents of the condo building were seriously affected by the fire and all were able to return to their homes that same night, Barfoot said.

It’s the second fire in a matter of days. Residents of a 4th Avenue East building used a fire extinguisher to put out a blaze Wednesday morning before firefighters arrived.

“As far as actual fire calls it’s hit-or-miss for us,” Barfoot said. “We’ll go two months with absolutely nothing and then we get one or two right after each other. There is really no rhyme or reason to what’s going on. If we start digging into it we find out we’re just digging into something there’s really no answer to.”

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