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Crews respond to Newmarket house fire after 911 hang-up

The fire was contained to the garage of the house on Arnold Crescent Tuesday night
Central York Fire Services Gorman fire hall

A crackling sound from a garage in Newmarket alerted neighbours to a house fire on Tuesday evening. 

It happened at 6:43 p.m. June 28 in a two-storey home on Arnold Crescent, near Davis Drive and Alexander Road. 

Central York Fire Services crews responded after receiving a 911 hang-up call and while on route learned there was smoke coming from the garage. Upon arrival crews made note of the smoky conditions and responded according. 

The cause of the fire was believed to be electrical, according to an incident report. 

The fire was contained to the garage, however smoke had travelled throughout the house.

Three occupants who were inside the house at the time of the fire evacuated before firefighters arrived. There were no injuries but the residents are temporarily displaced, according to CYFS. 

There is no ongoing impact to the community but Arnold was closed from Alexander to Dales during the response. 

CYFS deployed five firetrucks, one support vehicle, and one command vehicle with 20 firefighters and two chiefs to the scene. York Region Paramedic Services, York Regional Police, and the utility companies also attended. 

Residents are reminded to have working smoke alarms and a home escape plan in place as residential fires burn quickly. 


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