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Early morning fire breaks out at John Street residence

Update (Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at 3 p.m.)

According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, no injuries were sustained as a result of the structure fire on John Street just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

The fire broke out in the basement of the residence and was quickly knocked down, Kingston Fire and Rescue said later in the day. The lone resident in the home had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters, the local fire department relayed.

While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Kingston Fire and Rescue said that the estimated cost of damages as a result of the fire is about $1,000.

Original article

At approximately 12:48 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 21, 2021, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) responded to the area of John Street near Barrie Street for a reported structure fire at a residence.

According to initial reports, KFR observed smoke coming from majority of the windows in the residence. The fire was knocked down approximately 30 minutes from when the call was dispatched.

Damage sustained from the fire on John Street on early Tuesday Morning. Photo by Lucas Mulder

The cause or damage amount has yet to be determined as KFR continues to investigate. It is unclear if there were any occupants in the dwelling however Frontenac Paramedics were on scene and cleared with no one being transported at this time.

KFR Trucks on scene of John Street fire. Photos by Lucas Mulder.

This is not the first time Kingston Fire & Rescue have responded to this specific location. Back on Saturday Aug. 28, 2021, KFR responded to a structure fire call at this same address where lots of smoke was coming from the residence near the upstairs window. The cause was determined to be because of smokers material coming into contact with furniture. More info on the previous fire can be found here.

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