Six Nations house hit by fire, extensive smoke damage

OHSWEKEN, SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER – Two Six Nations men were sent to hospital and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called  in to investigate an early morning house fire on Seneca Road.

Crews from four Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services stations were dispatched to a house fire at 60 Seneca Road  today ( Wednesday, Feb., 14) just before 8:30 a.m.

Fire Chief Matthew Miller said when the firefighters arrived “heavy black smoke was coming from the west side of the residence and two civilians were running in and out of the building.”  The two men, brothers of the homeowner, responded to the blaze to help fight the fire until fire crews arrived, were treated by Six Nations paramedics for smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital. The home owner had been at work at the time of the fire.

In a statement Fire Chief Miller said “The crews started an offensive attack of the fire, made entry into the homes and were able to knock the fire down quickly,.”

He said  cause of the fire is unknown and damage estimates are not available at this time but extensive smoke damage did occur to the home.

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted to assist with an investigation. Fire crews will remain on scene until the investigation has been completed.



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