Police officer hurt in house fire near Bainsville

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BAINSVILLE – An SD&G O.P.P. has been treated at hospital for smoke inhalation after a person had to be rescued from a burning home Tuesday morning, five kilometers southwest of Bainsville.

Police were called to a home on Willow Drive (also known as 2nd Line Road) near Birch Avenue around 10:30 a.m. for a “check on the homeowner.”

That’s when officers saw smoke coming from the building and found a person inside.

Const. Tylor Copeland says the person was “able to escape the residence with the assistance from (the) South Glengarry Fire Department.”

They are being treated at hospital but are expected to be okay.

An officer was also treated for smoke inhalation.

The Ontario Fire Marshal, SD&G O.P.P. and the Crime Unit are investigating the cause of the fire.