Retirement home fire in Seeley’s Bay

Township fire crews are battling a fire at this retirement home in Seeley's Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Google Maps via Newswatch Group)

SEELEY’S BAY – Fire crews have been able to snuff out a fire this morning (Tuesday) at a retirement home in Seeley’s Bay.

Crews from all stations in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township responded to the scene and the home is being evacuated.

Gananoque fire crews are covering Leeds calls while firefighters battled the flames.

According to the community’s official Twitter account, everyone was able to get out of the two-storey building.

Ward Two councillor John Paul Jackson told Brockville Newswatch, social services will be coming in to provide assistance to displaced residents.

The residents stayed at the community hall above the fire station across the street from the home.

All the residents are safe, Jackson added.

The fire was reportedly out by 8 a.m. but there’s no word on the extent of the damage.

The Seeley’s Bay Retirement Home is at 138 Main Street.

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