Fire at Bonnie Glen Pavilion in North Glengarry

(Newswatch Group/File)

ALEXANDRIA – A well-known banquet hall in the township has extensive damage after an overnight fire.

There were five departments on scene of the Bonnie Glen Pavilion on County Road 43 late Thursday night and into early Friday morning.

Water support from South Glengarry stations in Martintown and North Lancaster was called in just after 11 p.m.

SD&G O.P.P. were on the scene around 10:45 p.m. to close a section of County Road 43 from Marcoux and Lakeshore Roads for nearly four hours to allow firefighters to do their job.

The pavilion – known as a premier destination for outdoor weddings, receptions, musical performances and fundraisers – is owned by Michel Diotte.

Diotte had bought the facility last year from long-time owner Maurice Menard.

Firefighters were on scene Friday morning, roping off the area with yellow tape as Diotte surveyed the damage to his business.

A number of functions, including the Celtic Music Hall of Fame inductions, now hang in the balance.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire, police said.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, assisted by SD&G O.P.P., are looking into the cause of the fire.

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