Firefighters plan their efforts to work on getting the blaze extinguished in a George Street home in Haliburton July 14 2016. JENN WATT Staff

Heavy damage following Haliburton house fire

By Jenn Watt

Published July 15 2016

Twenty-three firefighters spent three hours putting out flames that destroyed much of a home on George Street in Haliburton on Thursday evening.

Upon arrival at 7:40 p.m. on July 14 Dysart firefighters found the home at the corner of Orchard Avenue fully engulfed fire chief Mike Iles reported in a press release.

"The fire was controlled and extinguished but resulted in heavy smoke and water damage" he said in the release.

The owner of the home Wallace Wood told the Echo he was in the shower when the fire started. He was able to get out of the house safely. No one else was in the home at the time.

One side of the house was torn apart by firefighters to stop the blaze while the other side sustained water and smoke damage. The damage estimate is $175000. The cause of the fire is unknown.