Repairs in evidence at Lisgar Ave. fire site

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Repairs were ongoing at a Lisgar Avenue apartment complex Friday evening, site of a ground-level fire which broke out at 2 a.m. that same day.

A ServiceMaster pick-up truck, imprinted with words ‘Fire & Water Damage Restoration’ was also onsite, Friday evening.

About 40 tenants were evacuated from the building when the fire broke out early Friday morning.

The fire broke out just before 2 a.m. in the three-storey, 18 unit building.

Most of the residents were able to find accommodations with family and friends, said Oxford County OPP Const. Stacey Culbert. One or two residents were supplied with vouchers to stay at a Tillsonburg motel.

Residents were able to get items such as medications from their units before leaving, Culbert said.

OPP say the blaze was contained in a ground level apartment. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to help determine the cause of the fire.

The Tillsonburg “fire service and fire marshal will do their due diligence to get people back in” their homes, Culbert said at the time. Culbert was unavailable Sunday, for an update.

Three of the apartment units were vacant at the time of the blaze.

Norfolk County Fire Services, Oxford County E.M.S., Tillsonburg Hydro, Union Gas and the Tillsonburg Board of Works department also assisted at the scene. No injuries were reported. Early damage estimates are between $60,000 and $70,000.

 

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