Douro-area basement fire sends one to hospital

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

One man is in hospital after a fire in a Douro-area home this morning.

Firefighters responded just after 10 a.m. to extinguish a fire in the basement of a house on Douro 2nd Line, north of County Road 8 10 o’clock.

The victim was treated by paramedics on site for smoke inhalation, then sent to PRHC. A cat was rescued from inside.

Late Thursday, OPP said the fire appeared to be deliberately set and it’s now being treated as a case of arson.

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