Fire at Knights Inn

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Update (Monday, Dec. 14, 2020): Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) have completed their investigation into the fire that took place at the Knights Inn, located at 1155 Princess Street.

According to KFR, the cause of the fire is suspected to have been careless smoking. KFR is hoping the incident will act as a reminder for Kingstonians to check their smoke detectors, and to practice safe smoking: Smoke outside whenever possible, always use an ash tray, be sure the ash tray isn’t over-filled, and ensure that cigarettes are extinguished properly.

KFR estimates the cost of the damages from the fire at $40,000.

Original article:

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) are continuing to investigate the nature and cause of a fire at a local motel.

Just before 1p.m. on Friday, Dec 11, 2020, Kingston Fire and Rescue were dispatched to 1155 Princess Street, The Knights Inn, for a structure fire. According to KFR Platoon Chief Mike Guiney, three stations responded.

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Once on scene, crews extinguished a fire that was confined to a single unit, which was extensively damaged. Damage extended beyond the affected unit due to smoke, which spread throughout the second floor, said Guiney.

Frontenac Paramedics treated two residents for smoke inhalation, but they did not require further medical attention, and were not transported to hospital, according to Guiney. No other injuries were reported.

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The Fire Prevention Division of KFR is handling the investigation and reminds residents to check their smoke alarms regularly.

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