At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 21, Georgina Fire and Rescue Services responded to a multi-unit fire at a townhouse complex located at 113 North St. in Sutton. There are no reported injuries to residents of the units or firefighters responding.
Upon arrival, fire crews were met with multiple units engulfed. Forty firefighters with 10 apparatus, initiated an aggressive response and were able to contain the fire to three units sustaining fire damage. There are nine units in total. Residents of the units were able to self-evacuate from their homes prior to the arrival of fire crews.
“This was a very fast moving fire that had the potential to be much worse. If this occurred just a few hours later when people were sleeping, there could have been a tragic outcome. I am very proud of the quick actions and response of our crew who were able to get a handle on the fire shortly after arrival. Working smoke alarms save lives, and this serves as a reminder to everyone to make sure theirs is working,” said Fire Chief Ron Jenkins.
Mutual aid support was provided by East Gwillimbury and Brock Township Fire Departments.
The Red Cross, Emergency Social Services and insurance companies of those impacted are providing the immediate needs to those involved. No donations are requested at this time.
Crews remained on scene overnight and the Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause.