Tyotown fire guts home

A Cornwall disaster response company is parked outside a home in South Glengarry Saturday, June 18, 2016 after an overnight fire on Tyotown Road, east of Cornwall, Ont. Two firefighters were slightly hurt battling the blaze, which lasted hours. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

TYOTOWN – A disaster restoration company was working on site Saturday after an overnight fire gutted a home, east of Cornwall.

The fire happened Friday night and tore through the single-storey home in the 18200 block of Tyotown Road, slightly east of Purcell Road.

Paramedics and police were on scene most of the night.

Firefighters managed to save some of the family’s possessions and valuables.

Two firefighters had to be treated by paramedics on scene for what are said to be minor injuries.

Members of the Glen Walter station were still on scene around midday today (Saturday) while the home was being boarded up.

Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson was not available to provide further information on the fire.

A person heads into the site Saturday, June 18, 2016 after an overnight fire at the home on Tyotown Road, east of Cornwall. The fire department says it managed to save a number of the family's possessions and valuables. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
A person heads into the site Saturday, June 18, 2016 after an overnight fire at the home on Tyotown Road, east of Cornwall. The fire department says it managed to save a number of the family’s possessions and valuables. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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