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Fire destroys Quinte West home


Quinte West fire trucks at the fire station. Photo from the City of Quinte West.

By David Mallory [1]

BELLEVILLE – A man, a woman and three dogs were able to escape early this morning after a massive fire engulfed a Quinte West home.

Crews responded to the house at 1270 County Road 40, more commonly known as Wooler Road, at 12:45 a.m. The house was completely engulfed in flames when the Quinte West firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were able to bring it under control by 2:45 a.m.

Damages are estimated to be $275,000.

Fire Chief John Whalen says that they believe the fire started inside of a wood stove, but the cause is not  considered suspicious.

The investigation is still continuing.