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OPP AND OFM INVESTIGATE FIRE IN MOUNT FOREST APARTMENT BUILDING

PRESS RELEASE


(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - Today at approximately 5:50 a.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Wellington North Fire Services and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services responded to an apartment fire on Egremont Street north in Mount Forest.

It was reported that the fire was contained in one of the ten unit complex. A 32-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with burns to his hand.

The OPP and Wellington North Fire Services are currently investigating and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall has been contacted and will be attending.

The apartment was evacuated and the tenants are currently being accommodated by Guelph-Wellington Housing.

There is no estimate of damage at this time.


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