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One man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a house fire on McIntyre Street this afternoon (Monday).

Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders says it was a combination of burns and smoke inhalation that sent the man to the hospital.

Saunders explains their initial findings after crews were able to douse the fire.

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He says there was major extensive damage to the house.

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Crews had to hold back by-standers as they cut a wire from a hydro pole attached to the house, and the wire was live for a short time on the ground.

Meantime, a police presence was also needed on the scene as a couple of residents tried to enter the home while Fire Crews were still working.

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fireservices210Meantime, the North Bay Fire Department was called to a trailer fire on Arts Lane, just past Couchie Industrial Road on Highway 17 West around 3:30 Tuesday morning.

Officials say two people sleeping inside were able to get out safely.

The trailer was destroyed and there’s also some damage to a cottage next door.

There’s no word on a cause.