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Casselman fire burns down local business and apartments

A fire left five families and a local business homeless in Casselman on Wednesday.

The CBC reported local fire Chief Alain Ménard saying freezing rain and high winds caused a hydro wire to break. The live wire landed on the roof of the multi-use building at 731 Principale street that housed Ray Jans Windows and Doors, and five apartment units.

Firefighters waited about an hour before Hydro Ottawa arrived to shut off power; Hydro workers were already busy restoring power to the area.

By then, the fire had spread throughout the building forcing crews to demolish it.

No one was hurt.


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