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Ontario Fire Marshall investigating fire on Helen Street

Update (Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021):According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, they and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall have concluded their on-scene investigation today. The damages sustained during the fire are estimated at $50,000, Kingston Fire and Rescue said. The investigation has now been turned over to Kingston Police.

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Kingston Fire and Rescue looks to become nationally accredited

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is working to become one of 10 nationally accredited departments and is looking to the public for support. KFR is assembling an application to the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in time for the deadline later this summer. “By being an accredited department, we

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UPDATE: New open-air burning regulations in Kingston to take effect

Update (Monday Apr. 19, 2021): The bylaw regulating the setting and maintaining of open air fires came into effect at 12:01 a.m. today, Monday, Apr. 19, 2021, and promotes public safety by requiring residents to read the rules for safely managing different kinds of open air fires, according to a

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Kingston man charged with arson after apartment building fire

A local man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire at Treeview Apartments, located at 780 Division Street on the edge of the Kingscourt District. According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, firefighters responded to a call at the address at approximately 1:18 p.m. Fire crews were able

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Residents displaced after Joseph Street fire

With temperatures plunging as low as -20 °C with the wind chill, residents of a housing complex on Joseph Street were forced outside as a fire consumed parts of their building. The fire broke out just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at the complex, which is operated

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Update – Total structure lost: Building Fire in Verona apartment complex

UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 8, 2021): A number of South Frontenac Fire and Rescue trucks and vehicles from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall remained on scene on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 after fire ravaged the McMullen Manor in Verona the night before. The fire broke out in the Carleton

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Fire at flea market building causes $500k in damages

At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, fire broke out in the two-storey building located at 28 Bath Road. The building, which formerly housed the Olde Circle Flea Market, a bingo hall, and a cooking school, along with other retail outlets, quickly became engulfed in flames. Kingston Fire

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Community reacts as charges laid after fire, shootings in Parham

Residents in Parham, located in Central Frontenac Township, are reeling today after a busy night of undesirable activity saw the village’s Anglican church destroyed by fire, and an active manhunt result in police apprehending the suspect in the early morning. The incident began on the night of Sunday, Jun. 7,

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Open air burn ban lifted in Kingston

As of today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, Kingston Fire and Rescue has lifted its total ban on open air burning. The burn ban was put in place on Friday, Mar. 20, 2020 as part of efforts to avoid any additional strain on the first response emergency services in the City

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Kingston man charged with impaired driving after collision causes power outage

A local man is facing charges for impaired driving after he collided with a hydro pole in Kingston’s west end, causing a dangerous scene for first responders and a power outage for nearly 1,300 residents. The collision took place on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 just before 5:30 p.m. The male

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Man facing attempted murder charges following Princess St fire

The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating and a male is facing three charges of attempted murder, one count of arson endangering life and two breaches of Undertaking after a derelict building located at 559 Princess St that had occupants inside was set on fire, according to Kingston Police. Between 10:30

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Male rescued from Lyons Street apartment fire

One man has been taken to hospital with unknown injuries after an apartment fire occurred in Kingston’s north end early this morning. Kingston Fire and Rescue, Kingston Police, and Frontenac Paramedic Services responded to an activated fire alarm at an apartment building on Lyons Street at approximately 6:52 a.m. on

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