Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE HITCH HOUSE, BARRIE, ONTARIO

Such awful news.  Just got an e-mail from a friend of mine in Toronto, Ontario that The Hitch House has been destroyed by fire.

This just happened this afternoon so I imagine the fire is still going.

Some of you may remember I spent several weeks at this Dealership last Spring getting repairs done to my RV from the infamous DITCH incident.  It ‘was’ a gorgeous Dealership with outstanding Customer Service.

Here are two links I just found online telling about it….

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2012/11/27/numerous-fire-crews-called-out-to-battle-blaze-at-business-north-of-barrie

http://www.orilliapacket.com/2012/11/27/crews-battling-fire-at-the-hitch-house

6 comments:

  1. Wow Denise---what a massive fire.

    Those folks were so good to you when you were getting the Hulk repaired. Sounds like they were an institution in the area.

    So sad ---luckily no one was hurt.

    Lynn. Vancouver BC.

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  2. That's kind of scary. Good thing they had a fire safety plan. Would have thought they'd have retrofitted a sprinkler system. Or maybe there is one and it wasn't effective enough to knock down the flames.
    I suppose there will be more information forthcoming. No lives were lost, which is the only good part.

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  3. Certainly glad you weren't there then. It just shows us how fast things can happen but good everyone got out. Hopefully, they will rebuild!

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  4. This really shows the importance of a safety plan and how well they work. Such a sad thing for Dave and his employees. Hope they can rebuild and have some good insurance. Very scary.

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  5. This was devastating to say the least, but, we are not finished, by any means. We have just been forced to renovate! Thank you all for the kind words. I will pass them along. Watch for us. We are coming back, Bigger, and stronger!

    Mike Barton.

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  6. Apparently it's been a skating rink on Hwy 11 since this happened!! Accidents there every day since......

    HB

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