Prince Edward County Fire Rescue battle stubborn Sandy Hook blaze

Asphalt shingle particles fly as a member of Prince Edward County Fire Rescue douse a roof with water Sunday afternoon. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

JASON PARKS

STAFF WRITER

Members of County of Prince Edward Fire and Rescue were called to 55 Sandy Hook Road just west of Picton on Sunday afternoon to extinguish a house fire.

Fire Chief Chad Brown confirmed to the Gazette alert neighbours noted flames and smoke coming from the residence and called 911 just prior to 4 p.m.

(Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

“Fire crews arrived to an intense fire that quickly spread through the roof,” Brown said.  “Fire Crews took a defensive position and more than 20 firefighters extinguished the fire by 6 p.m.”

 Brown reported nobody was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.  The damages are estimated at $300,000 and the incident remains under investigation.

Brown added PECFR reminds everyone to ensure they have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes.

(Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)