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Fire laid waste to a house on HallsLake Road on the morning of Feb. 22 but the man inside was able to get out unharmed.

The lone male occupant in theyear-round home was able to escape uninjured after a smoke detectorwent off said Algonquin Highlands fire chief Mike Cavanagh.

The house is a complete write-off thevalue of the damage not yet known. While investigation into the causeof the fire is ongoing Cavanagh said it was not suspicious.

The house was located at 1015 HallsLake Road near Loralea Resort.

"We would remind everyone that fires today grow rapidly and it isimportant to ensure you have working smoke alarms on every storey ofyour home" Cavanagh stressed." A practiced home escape plan will also help ensure that allyour family members will be able to exit quickly."

Chad Ingram