Woman Rescued from House Fire in Georgina, Ontario


Two fires within a 24-hour period remain under investigation today after Georgina fire crews rescued a woman from a burning home and doused a burning boat in unrelated incidents.

A Georgina woman remains in hospital after an overnight blaze in Island Grove.

Firefighters battled heavy smoke and flames to locate and rescue the lone occupant of a Norval Road home after responding to the call at 1:36 a.m. Monday.

The woman was treated at the scene and transported to Southlake Regional Health Centre for suspected smoke inhalation.

Estimated total damage is $160,000, said Georgina Fire Chief Steve Richardson, who commended the quick response of firefighters for rescuing the woman and bringing the blaze under control.

The cause of the fire, as well as if there were working smoke alarms in the home, remains under investigation today.

The cause of a second fire, in the south end of Keswick Sunday, is being treated as suspicious.

York Regional Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a boat blaze after fire crews doused a burning boat parked on a trailer at a Dovedale Drive residence at around 4:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Estimated damage is $25,000.

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