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Bonfield house fire most likely lit by lightning

On Monday night a family home in Bonfield was ravished by flames. The Lamarche family is safe, as is their dog, with no injuries reported.

“It’s possible” the blaze was ignited by a lightning strike, explained Bonfield’s fire chief, Gilles Lebel. “It’s not definite yet, but it’s possible.”

Discovering the cause of a fire can usually take a couple of weeks, he added, although from his experience, he is almost certain lightning will be deemed the cause.

“We do our own investigation,” he said, “and then the insurance company will investigate” as well.
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