House fire displaces Picton family

ABLAZE- Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue teams are seen here extinguishing a blaze on the Picton Heights. (Submitted Photo)



Although not deemed suspicious in nature, a fire in a Picton development causing an estimated $500,000 in damage remains under investigation this week.

Disaster struck a family home on Reichswald Court in Macaulay Village on Wednesday March 30 when fire engulfed the building. While the occupants of the home were able to escape, damage to the home was considerable.

Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue (PECFR) responded to the structure fire at 13 Reichswald Court at 6:11 pm March 30th.

Attending fire crews reportedly faced significant fire and smoke coming from the front of the residence upon arrival. Both the Station 1 Fire Crew and Station 2 Fire Crew attended the scene.

Two residents were transported to hospital for observation and released later in the evening.

While fire crews contained the fire to unit 13, unit 14 sustained smoke and water damage. The Salvation Army arranged accommodations for those displaced by the fire.

PECFR thanks the Salvation Army for their assistance with community support and coordinating food from Picton Subway for the firefighters