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Carleton Place Fire Department Responding to Large Structure Fire

The Carleton Place Fire Department is responding to a large structure fire at 115 Emily Street (former DRS building) and is asking residents to avoid the area.

As a result of the large quantities of water being pulled from local hydrants to fight the fire, residents in the immediate area may be experiencing discoloured water coming from their taps. Please run your cold water tap for a minimum of 20 minutes to alleviate the discolouration. While the water may appear discoloured it remains disinfected and safe. Please be advised that there is a possibility that the discolouration may persist until fire control operations cease.