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Fire at multi-family dwelling in Picton

Prince Edward County firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a multi-family dwelling on Elm Street in Picton. They were called out at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12.

Fire caused an estimated $150,000 damage to an Elm Street Picton multi-family home early Tuesday morning.
Prince Edward County Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter said Picton firefighters answered the call at about 7:30 a.m. and heavy fire was visible from the second storey at the rear of the building.
“Because of the age and type of structure, the fire was travelling quickly so we brought Hallowell firefighters in to help and had it under control within an hour.”

The cause of the fire is suspected accidental and left heavy damage to the east side of the building.Three families are without a home. The Salvation Army and Social Services arrived on the scene immediately to see where they could offer assistance and help look after immediate needs such as diapers and child car seats.

Mary Ivey-Lakomy has set up a Facebook Group to help the Hart/Falconer Family. Visit She has also placed a donation jar at The Main Stop and is speaking with other downtown Picton locations to place donation jars.
A Facebook group has also been set up for the McCumber family which includes two children  (18 months and a four year old). The family lost everything, including their animals. The link to the group is

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  1. Mccoy says:

    The McCumber family lived their as well and lost completely everything It is a mother with two children under 5 They need help as well .. the facebook group for them is

  2. Ashley says:

    There is a group made on facebook called Help the Hart Family which was the family effected by the blaze. The family has young kids. The family lost pretty much everything, join the group and support this family’s tragic event

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