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Fire at Madeleine-De-Roybon causes approximately $100k in damages

A large police and fire fighter presence at École Madeleine-De-Roybon, located between Princess Street and Bath Road just west of Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, after a fire broke out at one of the portable units on the school property. Submitted photo.

Kingston Police and Kingston Fire and Rescue are currently investigating after a fire broke out at a portable building on the property of École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon.

Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the apparent structure fire at the French elementary school, located on Gilmour Avenue in central Kingston, at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021. There, firefighters found dark smoke emerging from the eaves of a portable and worked to extinguish the fire.

Kingston Police then secured the scene, and both Police and Fire were on scene on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021 investigating.

At time of publication, the cause of the fire remains undetermined, and damages are estimated at $100,000.

Anyone with details around this incident is encouraged to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the Kingston Police general line (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

 KFR reminds property owners to ensure buildings are secured against unauthorized entry and regularly checked.

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