Friday, January 25, employees were evacuated from Beavers Dental in Morrisburg for about 2.5 hours while South Dundas firefighters from the Morrisburg station located and extinguished a fire.
“The fire was caused by the roofing contractor heating the membrane along the flashing on the roof’s edge,” said Chris McDonough, Fire Chief for South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services.
McDonough was first to the scene at around 10:30 a.m.
“When I arrived I was met by the facilities manager who explained that there was work being completed to the exterior roof and excessive smoke was penetrating the interior of the building and the air-handling system,” he said.
Upon further investigation, fire crews discovered several areas where flames were visible along the north wall of the building, at ceiling level.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames, with access through the roof and interior ceiling.
Once the fire was out and the smoke cleared from the building, employees returned at about 1 p.m.
Damage is estimated at $4,000.