The Orangeville Fire Department responded to an early morning residential fire on Second Street, near Fourth Avenue, in Orangeville. One firefighter and one resident have been transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as a result of the blaze that was reported at 5:37 a.m. today.
The Orangeville Fire Department requested mutual aid assistance from Caledon, Grand Valley and Shelburne Fire Departments. Flames were visible when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire extended to adjacent townhouse units. The unit of origin was consumed by the blaze and extensive damage is reported to a second unit.
Residents of several additional units were evacuated as a precautionary measure. The Red Cross and Dufferin County officials are on scene to assist those who have been impacted.
Second Street, from Third to Fourth Avenue, is currently closed as the fire department remains on scene.
The Orangeville Fire Department, with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office and the Orangeville Police Service, are continuing to investigate the incident.
This morning’s residential fire on Second Street, that resulted in extensive damage to a townhouse complex, is still under investigation. Orangeville Fire Chief Ron Morden advises that the firefighter, injured at the scene, has been released from hospital.