Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) has confirmed that multiple residents of an Elliott Ave apartment complex have been displaced after a fire in their building.
“On Sunday, Nov. 29 at approximately 12:36 p.m, Kingston Fire & Rescue crews responded to a structure fire at 440 Elliott Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters ascertained that the fire was contained to one unit. They were able to safely remove persons from the building, and extinguish the fire,” said Kingston Fire & Rescue Chief Shawn Armstrong.
Two persons were taken to hospital, one person with serious injuries, and one person as a precaution. Their status is not known at this time.
The apartment where the fire originated is a loss, says Armstrong, while adjacent units received smoke and water damage.
Preliminary damage estimates are between $250,000 and $350,000, according to KFR.
Armstrong says that eighteen people were displaced as a result of the fire, and they have been provided shelter at a local hotel until their dwellings are restored. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. KFR is working with Kingston Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office to determine the origin and cause of the fire.