One fatality in early morning fire in Smiths Falls

Posted on: May 7, 2018

On May 7, 2018 at approximately 1:35 a.m. the Smiths Falls Fire Department
responded to a fire at 80 – 82 Victoria Avenue. Mutual Aid from the Montague Fire
Department and Perth Fire Department was called. Smiths Falls Police Service also
responded to the scene.

This property housed 6 apartments. Sadly, there was one fatality. All other residents
are accounted for and have been temporarily housed. The fire was contained the to
third floor unit.

The Smiths Falls Police Service, Smiths Falls Fire Department and the Office of the Fire
Marshal are currently on scene to investigate the cause of the fire. Smiths Falls
Emergency personnel are asking that residents remain clear of the affected area until
investigation is complete.

Lanark County Victim Services and Red Cross are assisting the displaced tenants.

For additional information contact:
The Smiths Falls Fire Department: 613-283-5869