Two people killed in separate fires

0 A second unrelated fire in Pontiac results in $2M in damages
January 29, 2015 at 11:39 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments


Fire that destroyed a home southwest of Almonte has claimed the life of a 67-year-old woman.

Joyce Gibson was killed in the January 22nd fire at her Lanark Highlands home on Gibson Road, just off the Wolf Grove Road between Hopetown and Almonte. Foul play is not suspected in her death, according to the OPP’s Crime Unit.

The investigation with the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, and the Ontario Coroner’s Office, has almost concluded.



The investigation continues into a fire in Laurentian Valley that resulted in the death of one person early Monday morning.

Just after 1 a.m. firefighters were called to a fire on Mud Lake Road, just east of Pembroke. When the fire was under control, a body was discovered. The name of the deceased has yet to be released.

Firefighters from Pembroke, Laurentian Valley, and Renfrew County paramedics assisted at the scene.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, along with the OPP Forensic Unit, are investigating the blaze.



The investigation into a fire that destroyed a dome-style farm building near Luskville on Sunday night continues.

The cause has yet to be determined, but estimates have the damage pegged at more than $2 million.

The building on Highway 148 is normally used for equestrian practices, but is also used for storing vehicles such as RVs, boats, trailers and caravans.

Twenty-three vehicles were burned in the fire, but no one was injured.

The Municipality of Pontiac Fire Department is still investigating the causes and circumstances of the fire.

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