2:30 p.m., March 18)
Glen homeowner flees fire dressed only in a towel
By Fred Sherwin
garage fire on Long Bow Gate in Convent Glen
North caused an estimated $360,000 in damage.
Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen
Pitre will never forget St. Patrick's Day 2012 and not
for the reasons you may think.
Long Bow Gate resident had just gotten out of the shower
and was preparing to go to a movie with a friend when
someone started banging on his front door at around 6
was getting ready to go out to the movies. just got out
of the shower. I didnt even Q-tip my ears yet,"
said Pitre still shaken from what transpired.
man at the door was a neighbour who noticed a small fire
in Pitre's garage. Dressed only in a towel, Pitre grabbed
a fire extinguisher and tried to put the flames but they
spread too quickly.
fighters arrived soon afterwords and they managed to limit
the damage to the garage and the roof, which was heavily
damaged. The remainder of the house suffered smoke danage.
The total estimated damage is $360,000.
a positive note, it appears that most if not all of Pitre's
antique collection escaped the blaze untouched, including
his 18-year-old son's bed which dates back to 1906/
fire is being blamed on faulty electrical wiring in the
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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