August 17 2020 8:56am

No injuries in fire at CMHA HKPR building in Peterborough

No one was injured after a fire ripped through a safe bed building used by the Canadian Mental Health Association — Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge branch in Peterborough on Saturday morning.

The fire at the facility on Paddock Wood broke out around 9 a.m. Peterborough Fire Services used three pump crews and its aerial pump to battle the blaze.

Damage is pegged at $300,000. The cause of the fire is accidental discarding of smoking materials.

The CMHA says some of its crisis phone line services have resumed at a reduced capacity.

All staff and clients that were in the building at the time of the fire were able to safely evacuate and clients are being housed at a nearby motel.

As a result of the fire, several programs based out of the building have been temporarily halted. This includes the Four County Crisis Line.

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