Fire destroys resort and restaurant in Seguin
An early morning fire has destroyed the Glen Burney Lodge near Parry Sound.
Fire broke out at the resort and restaurant around 3:30 am. Don Buchanan and his wife were awakened by the fire and all the sirens from emergency responders.
"Huge flames lit up the bay," says Buchanan.
More than 30 fire fighters from Seguin, Parry Sound, and McDougall were called to battle the flames. This afternoon fire fighters were still on scene putting out hotspots.
Both buildings on the 11 acre property were destroyed. The resorts owner was in one of the buildings at the time and an employee was in another building on the property. Both managed to safely escape the flames.
"One building was totally involved and it started to collapse, the other building was also involved,' says Seguin Fire Chief Don Hood.
No injuries have been reported and the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) is investigating the cause of the fire. The OFM says the two buildings were recently inspected.
"In September they were checked by a fire prevention officer," said OFM investigator John Montgomery.
The resort was built in the 1930s and went through several renovations, the latest was in 2007.
The fire marshal is expected to be back on the scene tomorrow.