Monday, June 6, 1960 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Page 8, col. 6

Horn of train warns village of house blaze

Hawkestone, June 5.—A freight train engineer stopped his train early today and blew the diesel's horn to awaken residents of this village after he spotted flames coming from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Everett.

The sound of the horn brought resides from their beds. They rushed to the home near the Canadian National Railways track to find that the couple and their six children had escape.

The 14-room home was built 90 years ago and was formerly known, in this community 14 miles north of Barrie, as Cedarbrook Lodge.

Mrs. Everett said she woke to find the kitchen in flames. She awoke her husband and they carried and led their children to safety.

She said all got into the family car. Her husband moved it just before the walls of the house collapsed.

The community has no firefighting equipment and residents could only stand and watch as the home burned.

Railways: C.N.Rys.

Stations: Hawkestone