Fire has spread across several buildings at the Muskoka Timber Mills property in Bracebridge this evening.
Bracebridge firefighters are battling huge flames at this, the third structure fire they’ve attended today.
Other area departments have been called in to help. Officials are asking people to stay clear of the area to allow emergency officials to do their work.
On Twitter, Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith described a chaotic scene:
“Terrible news of fire at Muskoka Timber Mills,” he stated. “Left planning meeting to take a look. It's a chaotic area with 4 fire departments responding. They are shuttling water. Resist the urge to go look as the trucks are moving fast and need space to get up and down the road.”
Footage of the blaze can be found here
It’s believed it was reported first around 7 pm by passerby.
No word yet on the cause or damage estimate.
More details as they become available.
(Photo via Ryan Griffiths, Country 102)