It was moments before midnight this morning when fire crews from all three Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services stations responded to an address on Lakeshore Rd in the Municipality of Port Hope for a reported structure fire. Moments after receiving the call, a member from the Port Hope Police Service arrived on scene and located the back deck of the home on fire, which spread into the home.

A next door neighbor told Northumberland County Breaking News Feed that she was awoken by her son who woke her up to report the fire. She said she followed him to their dining room/ kitchen area where she observed the fire and contacted emergency services. She stated it started in the backyard and made its was through the house. She added that the home had recently been purchased, but the new neighbors hadn’t moved in yet.

Interview with a neighbour and candidate for Port Hope mayor, Angela Grogan.

She told Northumberland County Breaking News Feed that she tried to use her garden hose to protect her home and property before becoming overwhelmed with heat. She left her home and waited for the fire department to arrive.

The newly purchased home is a complete loss and the cause of the fire is presently unknown. Exterior damage was inflicted on neighboring homes, however fire crews were able to contain the blaze before it spread.

More to come on this.

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