Early morning fire in downtown Kingston sends three to hospital

Kingston Police, Kingston Fire & Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedics all attended a house fire that broke out at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28. 2024, at a multi-unit house at the corner of Colborne and Chatham Streets, just north of Princess Street in downtown Kingston. Three people were taken to hospital. Photo by Cody Stafford Arenburg/Kingstonist.

Three people were taken to hospital after an early morning fire on Colborne Street.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2024, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) responded to a reported structure fire at 246 Colborne Street. According to a statement from KFR, on arrival, fire crews saw flames venting from a main floor unit.

“When fire crews entered the unit, they observed flames and heavy smoke conditions. Two individuals were rescued from the unit and a third was able to evacuate on their own. All three individuals were transported to hospital,” the City of Kingston relayed on KFR’s behalf.

According to the statement, the fire was quickly extinguished and fire damage was contained to the main floor unit. No approximate costs incurred due to fire damage were shared with Kingstonist.

Fire crews remained on scene for nearly two and a half hours, with Kingston Police blocking off the roadways around the house to secure the area for the firefighters.

Kingston Fire & Rescue was not able to provide any updates on the condition of those taken to hospital at time of publication.

This is a developing story. Kingstonist will update this article if/when more information becomes available.


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