On November 23, 2016, at 5:40 pm, a fire was discovered by the homeowners at 1781 Leo’s Way, St. Leonard. The St Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded. The fire at the two story wood framed single family home was outside, under their deck in a stacked pile of cut firewood. The fire quickly extended to the wooden deck above before the fire department arrived and contained it to the exterior of the house.
There was a smoke alarm present and operating. The estimated loss to the structure is $75,000 and $5,000 to the contents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.