Wyoming garage goes up in flames

Wyoming and Petrolia firefighters on the scene of a blaze on Broadway St. Monday

Plympton-Wyoming Fire Chief Erik Campbell says damage to a home on Broadway Street is likely so extensive the building will have to be demolished.

Around 2 am Monday, Wyoming firefighters were called out to a home on Broadway Street for a garage fire, Campbell says. The garage – with a vehicle inside – was already engulfed by flames. Petrolia/North Enniskillen firefighters were called in to help.

The garage was destroyed, and the wood sided home – part of which remains standing – was also extensively damaged. “It’s pretty safe to say the home is going to be written off,” says the chief.

“Everyone got out safely thanks to working smoke alarms,” says Campbell. One person and two dogs left the home in the early morning hours.

Campbell says the department is working with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office but it is still in the early stages of the investigation. He says the blaze doesn’t look suspicious at this time.