9 a.m., Jan. 19)
Cat perishes, but family members safe after
fire breaks out in Navan Road home
By Fred Sherwin
members of the Vale family managed to escape their Navan
Road home with their two dogs on Saturday after a fire
broke out in the basement stairwell.
the family cat didn't make it out, and was likely the
victim of smoke inhalation.
fire, which caused heavy black smoke, started just before
6:30 p.m. at 5826 Navan Road, which is just west of Tenth
Line Road. Fire fighters responding to the call were able
to limit the damage to the stairwell and parts of the
first floor and basement near the stairs.
combination of structural damage, smoke damage and water
damage is estimated at $50,000.
family was not allowed to return to the house pending
further investigation of the cause of the fire.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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