On Saturday November 6, 2021 just after 11 a.m., all three Gravenhurst first department stations responded to boathouse fire on Rankin Island.
Crews gathered at Campbell’s Landing on Muskoka Road 169 to head to the fire.
The incident commander has advised the fire is under control and the building is a complete loss. The fire department said other buildings nearby have been damaged.
Residents told Muskoka411 they could see smoke from a far distance.
Firefighters from Muskoka Lakes and Bracebridge also attended for mutual aid to assist with fire operations.
Paramedics transported one person from the island to hospital, but related to the fire. It has been reported that the fire started in an electrical box.
There is no word on a damage estimate.
This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Incident Command has advised the fire is now under control. One building was completely destroyed and others were damaged. All fire crews worked quickly together to stop the fire from spreading any further when they arrived and saved several other buildings from damage pic.twitter.com/gwQKLaLIRo
— GravenhurstFIRE (@GravenhurstFIRE) November 6, 2021