$350,000 damage in cottage fire

HUNTSVILLE — A South Portage Road cottage undergoing renovations was severely damaged early Sunday morning.

Firefighters found a full-involved fire when they arrived about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to an address on South Portage Rd. in Lake of Bays for a reported structure fire early this morning at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Fire prevention officer Mike Vadlja reports the first arriving crews reported a fully involved structure and requested additional apparatus to assist. The fire totally destroyed the single storey cottage but crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

He says the cottage was unoccupied at the time and was undergoing renovations.

The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined due to the extent of damage to the building.  Damage is estimated at 350,000.