A home on Crossfield Ave, in Kingston’s west end, suffered significant damage in a fire on Friday afternoon. Kingston Fire & Rescue Platoon Chief David Latour says that KFR crews responded to the reported structure fire that had been called in by the tenant shortly after 4 p.m.
The family had noticed an odour of smoke in the house and the father went outside to check the perimeter. Smoke and flames were coming from a second floor bathroom. He quickly evacuated his family and called 911. On arrival, firefighters confirmed that all occupants were out and a water line was deployed to the second floor of the dwelling, where the fire was found in the roof area above the bathroom. “The crew made an aggressive attack on the fire and stopped it from spreading to the adjacent units,” said Latour in a release. Frontenac Paramedics responded to the scene as a precaution but there were no injuries in the fire. Damage is estimated at $55,000.
Kingston Fire & Rescue would like to remind the public to have an escape plan, and when you get out of a burning fire, stay out.