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No injuries following house fire on Hwy. 7 east of Peterborough: OPP

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A section of Hwy. 7 east of Peterborough is closed following a house fire early Thursday. Otonabee-South Monaghan Township firefighters are battling a blaze on the highway, prompting OPP to close the highway between Keene Road and Drummond Line. Peterborough County OPP say the house was unoccupied at the time – Aug 18, 2022

A section of  Hwy. 7 east of Peterborough was closed following a house fire early Thursday.

Peterborough County OPP say firefighters were battling a “fully engulfed” house fire on the highway, which is closed between Keene Road and Drummond Line in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township.

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OPP say the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Firefighters on scene say they responded to the fire around 4 a.m. The home was vacant, however, hydro and gas hookups were still running, they said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

OPP issued a tweet around 9:30 a.m. saying the highway was reopened.

More to come.

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