UPDATE @ 12:15 P.M.: Fire investigators are on the scene of a blaze in Prince Edward County this morning.
24 firefighters from stations one and four responded to a waterfront cottage at 1821 Big Island Road, around 7:45 a.m., where flames had already spread through the structure.
Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter tells Quinte News firefighters had to take a “defensive approach” when they arrived and didn’t enter the cottage.
He says it took about an hour to get the flames under control and nobody was injured.
Some firefighters are still on scene dousing hot spots, while investigators look into a cause.
A preliminary damage estimate hasn’t been released.
Prince Edward County fire officials are investigating a blaze at a home on Big Island.
Just before 8 a.m. crews were called to 1821 N Big Island Road for the report of a fire.
Social media reports indicate response to the fire was delayed due to an incorrect address provided at the time of the call.
Crews remain on scene.
Details are still few. It’s believed there was no one home at the time of the fire, however that hasn’t been confirmed by officials yet.