Fire destroys home near Iroquois

In this photo from the South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services Twitter account, flames shoot from the roof of a single-storey home on Irena Road, northeast of Iroquois, Ont. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. It was the second major fire in the municipality over the weekend. (@DundasFire/Twitter via Newswatch Group)

IROQUOIS – An overnight fire has destroyed a home north of Iroquois.

South Dundas firefighters were called around 10 p.m. Sunday to the single-storey home at 10998 Irena Road, about six kilometers northeast of the village.

Fire Chief Cameron Morehouse says the fire was in the basement in the area of the furnace room and flames were into the main storey of the building.

“Due to heavy smoke and heat, firefighters took a defensive attack to protect a neighbour’s home and a nearby garage. The home is a total loss,” Morehouse told Cornwall Newswatch.

A section of the road between Carmen Road and Brinston Road was closed overnight as firefighters worked on scene.

There’s no word on any injuries.

It’s the second major fire South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services dealt with over the weekend.

On early Saturday morning, a multi-unit building at 15 Fifth Street in Morrisburg, behind the Morrisburg Village Plaza, was levelled by fire.

Firefighters on scene at 15 Fifth Street Morrisburg. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/qb09VtCYO9

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