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Update In The Manor Park Crescent Fire

Web posted on May 15, 2014

On May 14, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m. the Guelph Fire Department responded to a fire at 25 Manor Park Cres. involving three attached condominium units.

The fire was difficult to extinguish; however, fire damage was contained to the third floor with extensive water damage throughout the building.

There were no injuries and four occupants escaped safely.

Fire Prevention was contacted to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation has been completed and the cause is determined as a lightning strike to the roof area of the building.

Confirmation from the Ministry of Natural Resources indicated several lightning strikes occurred in the area between 03:35 and 03:40 a.m..

The fire smouldered for an extended period of time prior to being discovered by the occupants of one of the units implicated. The roof area was well involved upon this department's arrival with fire crews working diligently to bring the fire under control.

The estimate of damage is $5 million.

Emergency Services Guelph Fire and Guelph Wellington EMS would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Guelph Police Service, Guelph Transit, Public Works, Parks Operations, Environmental Protection Officers from Wastewater Services, Union Gas, Guelph Hydro, Victim Services, Red Cross and the neighbours of Manor Park Cres. who provided property access and support throughout this event.

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