MINDEN, ON – A day after a bad fire in Minden Hills, the cause of that fire is still not known.

Minden Hills Fire Chief Mike Bekking spoke with the MyHaliburtonNow.com newsroom to provide an update on the fire that destroyed a cottage on Tilley Trail.

According to Chief Bekking, the fire department was called around 3:30 pm yesterday and upon arrival, the building was fully engulfed.

Bekking said that the firefighters from both Minden and Dysart were able to isolate the fire and stop it from spreading to the neighbouring buildings and trees.

All told, Bekking said that 22 firefighters, four pumpers, one tanker, two rescue and two pickups responded to the call. The firefighters were on the scene for six hours dealing with the blaze.

One person, a female, was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

Bekking said that they were able to learn the fire started in the garage area of the structure, but how the fire started is still a mystery.

The chief explains that the need for mutual aid came from the fact that during the fire call, four firefighters had to attend a medical call of three people being electrocuted in the South Beaver Lake Road area.