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Suspicious substance in apartment building prompts Kingston Fire and Rescue response

Kingston Fire and Rescue crews on scene at 90 Curtis Crescent after a suspicious substance was sprayed on the door of an apartment in the building. Photo by First Response Media.

Those living in the apartment building at 90 Curtis Crescent near St. Lawrence College had to evacuate after a suspicious substance was found in the building this morning.

At approximately 8:12 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020, Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to the address after receiving a call regarding a suspicious yellow substance that had been sprayed on the door of a unit in the building. Responding fire crews secured the area, and a clean-up crew was called in to remove the substance and take samples to determine what the substance is.

Residents at 90 Curtis Crescent attempt to maintain physical distance from one another after being evacuated due to a suspicious substance in the building. Photo by First Response Media.

According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, there is no further risk to the community at this time. Additionally, Kingston Police were called to the scene, and are aware of the mischief that occurred, Kingston Fire and Rescue said.

Kingstonist has reached out to Kingston Police with regard to this matter, but has not received response at this time (12:50 p.m.). We will update this article as more information becomes available.

A call regarding a suspicious substance at 90 Curtis Crescent prompted a large response from Kingston Fire and Rescue. Photo by First Response Media.
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  • April 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm
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    UPDATE: I live down the hall from where this occurred. I received a response from the building manager this morning explaining; “it was an isolated incident between two tenants” and “the (unnamed) chemical can cause some irritation to eyes and throat but is not dangerous when briefly exposed. Staff who dealt directly with the substance have been evaluated by paramedics and deemed to be healthy and at no risk.”

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