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One person sent to hospital after fire in Simcoe

A house in Simcoe, Ont. is heavily damaged after a fire on Monday. (OPP) A house in Simcoe, Ont. is heavily damaged after a fire on Monday. (OPP)

One person has been sent to hospital with serious injuries while another three people were treated on scene for minor injuries after a house fire in Simcoe, according to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, police, the Norfolk County Fire Department and Norfolk County Paramedic Service responded to a home engulfed in fire on Head Street South, OPP Const. Andrew Gamble said in a video posted to Twitter.

Firefighters on scene of a house fire in Simcoe, Ont. on Monday. (OPP)

Photos shared by OPP show a home that has been significantly damaged, with the siding melted in many areas. Smoke can be seen billowing out of the structure.

Firefighters can be seen in backyard.

The house next door also appears to have been damaged, with a large section of the home siding melted.

Another photo posted by OPP shows three firetrucks on the street, with a hose attached to a fire hydrant.

"Responding firefighters from Simcoe, Waterford and Delhi found a fully involved home upon arrival with heavy smoke and flames coming through the front of the house," the Norfolk County Fire Department said in a news release Monday night.

A firefighter works to extinguish a house fire on June 5 in Simcoe. (Norfolk County Fire Department)

The Norfolk County Fire Departmentsays the damage estimate is $500,000 plus additional exterior damages to the neighbouring home.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office was contacted and will be conducting a full fire investigation.

Head Street South between Chapel Street and South Drive is expected to remain closed for the next several hours while emergency crews continue to work in the area, OPP said.

The cause of the fire has not been revealed. Top Stories

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