A building on a historic Bracebridge lodge property has been destroyed by fire this afternoon.
Fire and emergency personnel are currently on scene at Bangor Lodge Road where an abandoned theatre building went up in flames earlier.
Firefighters are battling huge flames in the hot sun - OPP has several roads blocked and are collecting evidence from witnesses.
The smoke could be seen towering above the tree line from as far away as Manitoba street in town. No reported injuries so far.
A witness who first saw flames inside the building and who called 911, tells Country 102 it engulfed quickly. More from Kathleen Lamb...(above audio)
Another witness told Country 102 they saw three teenage girls leaving the building prior to it erupting in flames.
OPP are seeking tips from anyone who may have knowledge about how the fire started. If you do, contact them immediately.
To see a video of the fire, click here
(Photo via Matt Sitler, Country 102)