Snowmobile in garage blamed for house fire in Lindsay early Monday

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A fire broke out at a home on Wilson Avenue in Lindsay early Monday – Mar 8, 2021

No one was injured after fire damaged a home in Lindsay, Ont., early Monday.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Services, crews around 3:15 a.m. were called to a house fire on Wilson Avenue near Staples Crescent where they found heavy smoke billowing from an attached garage.

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According to Dept. Fire Chief Terry Jones, one man was able to escape the fire.

Jones says the man was working on a snowmobile in the garbage when the vehicle “back-fired” and sparked the fire.

The blaze was mostly contained to the garage but did spread to the home’s attic, Jones said.

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An early damage estimate was set at $50,000, Jones said.

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