Crews from several fire stations spent hours battling a cottage fire near the village of Mount Pleasant, just west of Peterborough, on Tuesday morning.
Around 5:15 a.m., firefighters from Cavan-Monaghan Township, the City of Kawartha Lakes and Selwyn Township responded to a structure fire on Bland Line, west of County Road 10 in Cavan Monaghan Township.
When crews arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames.
Peterborough County OPP have closed Bland Line between County Road 10 and Jones Quarter Line while crews battle the blaze.
The cause of the fire remains unclear.
Cavan Monaghan fire chief Bill Balfour says firefighters had challenges battling the blaze given the driveway and location of the home. He believes the house is a write-off.
Balfour says the owners of the cottage were not in the building at the time and were at their own home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
— With files from Tricia Mason