Dunrobin Heights fire destroys garage, home saved

DUNROBIN HEIGHTS – A garage fire caused extensive damage to a Dunrobin area home yesterday (Jan. 30) afternoon.

Ottawa Fire Service (OFS) dispatch received a 911 call at roughly 3:30 p.m. yesterday from an eyewitness reporting “flames were visible in the garage at 100 Mohill Cres.” Just off Stonecrest near Thomas A. Dolan.

The caller was outside with two dogs nearby. Firefighters from Carp and Dunrobin were first on scene and declared a working fire.

“Upon arrival firefighters saw a car on fire and the fire spread to the garage,” OFS District 6 Chief Bill Bell told West Carleton Online today (Jan. 31). “The garage was attached to the house but firefighters were able to save the house. It was agood save.”

The home is a ranch-style single family home. 

Firefighters from the Carp and Dunrobin stations were the first on scene but they were supported by firefighters from Station 63 in Constance Bay, Station 42 in Kanata as well as tankers from Station 45 (South March) and 61 (Kinburn). Full time firefighters worked alongside volunteer firefighters.

“It was a good team effort,” Bell said. “We get a lot of apparatus there.”

“There were no firefighter or civilian injuries,” McNeely said. “The fire investigator is now on scene to determine the cause.”

Along with the garage, a car was destroyed and a trailer parked outside beside the garage was also badly damaged. The OFS estimates the damage at approximately $150,000 to 200,000, but Bell expects the residents will be able to get back in the house pretty soon.

“There was some minor smoke and water damage,” Bell said. “We had to cut the electricity for safety reasons. As soon as they can get the electricity back, they can get back in to the house.”