Port Perry family’s home gutted by fire

Scugog fireA Scugog family lost practically everything in a fire early Friday (June 5) morning.

According to Scugog Fire Chief Mark Berney, the blaze at the Walsh Drive Home was reported just after 1 a.m. and took a few hours to bring under control.

He estimates that more than $500,000 worth of damage was caused.

“The family is displaced as a result of the fire,” he said.

An electrical short in the attic of the home is the suspected cause.

Chief Burney noted in a social media post that a smoke alarm alerted the family to the fire, allowing them – and their pets – to escape safely.

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