A volunteer firefighter in Simcoe, Ontario had just arrived to work when he was received a call to return home. A fire was reported at his own house.

Trevor May listened to the call twice Wednesday morning around 6:30 a.m. before he realized the home he shared with his wife, three children and parents was ablaze.

May, a firefighter in Simcoe for 12 years, was at the scene in under two minutes. He arrived ahead of his colleagues from the Simcoe firehall and took an active role in putting out the flames.

“It was contained to the basement in a backroom, a storage area,” May said at the scene. “There was quite a bit of damage there.”

Norfolk Fire & Rescue estimates the damage at $40,000.

A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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