3 rushed to hospital after housefire in Shannonville

Three rushed to hospital after house fire in Shannonville, ON.
Shortly after 2p.m. on Wednesday, a fire broke out in a home on Shannonville Road.

A fire broke out in a home on Shannonville Road, just north of Highway 2, at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and according to the Tyendinaga Township Fire Department, there were three people inside the home at the time of the blaze.

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All three people were able to escape and were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Fire Chief James Oliver told Global News that his crew fought the blaze for two-and-a-half hours and concluded their cleanup just after 7 p.m.

The Tyendinaga Fire Department had all three of its firetrucks on scene, along with assistance from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Fire Department, and stations 3 and 4 from Belleville.

Shannoville Road was blocked to traffic from around 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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Oliver said the crews will be back throughout the day on Thursday to further their cleanup.