A pile of rubble is all that remains of a home on Sunday, June 14, following an overnight fire.
According to a neighbour, the fire began in a nearby shed and then spread into the main house. The home’s two occupants escaped, apparently unharmed, after being awakened by another neighbour.
Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department received a report that a shed was on fire at 147 Station Road at 12:24 a.m., said fire chief Mike Smith.
Upon arrival, the firefighters found the blaze had spread into the house. The fire spread quickly inside the house and was difficult to fight, he said, due to the building’s age and the presence of a metal roof.
The two occupants had been alerted by a neighbour and had gotten out of the house before it became involved. The couple appeared to be unharmed but badly shaken by the experience.
A total of 15 firefighters, including three from Blackpool Volunteer Fire Department under mutual aid, helped to control the fire.
A truck and a travel trailer were destroyed, as well as the shed and house.
Smith said he was unaware if any pets had been lost or were missing.
Cause of the fire continues to be under investigation.