A former school, which later was a store in Dalkeith was destroyed by fire on Sunday, October 23.

According to North Glengarry Fire Chief Matthew Roy, at approximately 3:42 a.m. that morning, the North Glengarry Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at 21891 Laggan-Glenelg Road in Dalkeith.  Firefighters from all three North Glengarry stations were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, fire crews discovered the two-storey dwelling was fully engulfed. The North Glengarry Fire Department requested mutual aid assistance for water shuttles from Champlain, The Nation, and East Hawkesbury. About 14 fire trucks and 40 firefighters from North Glengarry battled the fire.

The fire was deemed under control at 5:25 a.m. The incident was terminated at around 2:02 p.m. on October 23. The Office of the Fire Marshal and OPP are not investigating the fire at this time.

There were no injuries resulting from the fire.

Photo: James Morgan