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Stonehaven Drive Fire, Kanata, Ontario – May 2010

A series of multifamily dwellings were almost ready for occupancy at the corner of Stonehaven Drive and Stonehaven Crescent when a vicious fire reduced then to ruin. My father lives in the complex next to the site and so, at about 3 AM, I was called and told that his building had been evacuated as a precaution and that Stonehaven Manor had suffered only minor damage. When I arrived later that morning, the fire fighters had done their job, the police had secured the site, and all that was left for me to do was to take a few pictures for the photo album.

The media crews had most of their interviews completed and were just waiting for the fire chief to make a comment and then all that was left to do was pick up the pieces, look for clues as to the cause (likely arson) and rip everything down and start over again.