At around 2 p.m. on Monday, February 26th, Kingston Fire and Rescue responded with 3 pumps and a ladder truck to a report of smoke in the hallway of an apartment building on Wright Crescent. The alarm was active and some tenants had already evacuated when crews arrived. Platoon Chief Dave Latour states that an initial attack crew located the fire on the second floor of the complex and soon made access to the affected unit.
The fire was quickly knocked down and positive pressure ventilation was utilized to
evacuate the building of smoke. There was no one home at the time of the fire. The
building voice communications system was used to inform the tenants to shelter in place
and to keep tenants informed of the fire status. One person was treated at scene for smoke inhalation by firefighters and Frontenac Paramedics. The
person required no other treatment.
KFR Inspectors were on scene to determine the cause and it remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
Following the incident, KFR wishes to remind the public to check electrical cords for damage such as fraying and nicks, as a damaged cord can result in electrical shock or fire hazard.
//Photo via Frontenac Paramedics: twitter.com/FPSParamedics