Shed fire leads to extensive damages in Kingscourt

A resident looks on as smoke fills the air due to a shed fire behind a residence on Fourth Avenue in Kingston’s Kingscourt neighbourhood. Submitted photo.

A fire that quickly grew with plumes of smoke filling the Kingscourt neighbourhood was luckily put out before anyone was injured on the morning of Friday, Mar. 31, 2023.

Submitted photo.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue crews responded to reports of an active fire at a residence on Fourth Avenue between Alfred Street and Lorne Street. Callers to emergency services reported the thick smoke, as well as flames visible at the back of the residence.

Five fire trucks from three different stations responded to the address alongside Frontenac Paramedic Services, and worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which had broken out in a shed approximately 10 by 20 feet (3.05 by 6.1 metres) in size, Kingston Fire and Rescue relayed in response to Kingstonist inquiries.

With the fire out before 11 a.m., fire crews worked to ventilate the home adjacent to the shed and cleared the scene within two hours – a fraction of the time it took to put out a residential fire much earlier in the day on Montreal Street, which was active for over 12 hours.

According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, the cause of the shed fire remains unknown as of time of publication however, the cost of damages incurred is estimated at $10,000.

“Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds residents to secure sheds and vacant buildings from unauthorized entry,” the local fire department said.

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