No injuries in downtown Hawkesbury fire, cause under investigation
The Review

According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), there were no injuries in the fire which ended up consuming two buildings on Main Street in downtown Hawkesbury on the night of Monday, December 6 and into Tuesday, December 7. 

Firefighters remained at the scene throughout the day on Tuesday and smoke was still rising from the building that morning. 

The Hawkesbury Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from neighbouring municipalities.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office was investigating the cause of the fire, according to the Hawkesbury Fire Department. 

The OPP report all occupants were safely evacuated. The upper level of the buildings were apartments, and the ground floor was vacant retail and restaurant space. 

Pets perish, but kittens rescued

Unfortunately, a mother cat died and some four day old kittens were orphaned as a result of the fire. Operation Spay and Neuter of Hawkesbury assisted and found the kittens a foster home with a nursing mother cat through Furry Tales Cat Rescue.

Another cat, and a service dog belonging to one of the occupants of the building also died in the fire.


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