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Fire destroys Elgin home

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A fire that broke out at a mobile home park in Elgin on Tuesday destroyed a carport and mobile home but nobody was hurt, officials said.

The damage is estimated at $250,000.

"The homeowners were able to get their pets out, but everything else was destroyed," said Rideau Lakes Fire Chief Scott Granahan.

Through interviews with the homeowner the fire is believed to have started in the carport where a vehicle was being worked on.

According to Granahan there wasn’t enough evidence left to make a more accurate determination of the fire's origin.

The call came in at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and it took firefighters three hours to extinguish, overhaul and clean up the blaze.

"Crews from four of our stations along with a mutual aid tanker from Leeds and the Thousand Islands responded. The fire had extended from the carport and quickly spread through the house,” said Granahan.

The owners' pets included six dogs and three cats.

According to Granahan it appears the family did not have fire insurance although he could not verify that information for certain.

"The family spent three days at a hotel in Gananoque either through Victim's Services or through the Salvation Army," said Granahan.

Heddy Sorour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times