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Fire at Li-Cycle leads to estimated $10,000 in damages

Thanksgiving Day got off to an early start for those with Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics, who attended the scene of a fire at a local battery recycling plant. At approximately 4:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to Li-Cycle, the

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Win a ride to school with Kingston Fire and Rescue

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is holding an online auction for a chance to Ride to School with Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong. The auction is in support of the United Way of KFL&A. The auction opens today, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, and runs through Oct 22. According to a release

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Fire on John Street caused $88K in damages

A fire on John Street Saturday evening caused damages estimated at $88,000. Approximately six individuals were displaced as a result of the incident. At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) crews responded to the reported structure fire on John Street. Upon arrival, crews

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Hazardous materials call result of mixing household cleaning products

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) was called to a private residence on Conacher Drive at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after a tenant had mixed household cleaning products, creating a strong and toxic odour. While KFR didn’t specify the household cleaners used, two materials commonly mixed in

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Kingston woman facing criminal charges from 2020 Highway 401 collision

A driver who fled police, struck a cruiser, and flipped her vehicle, resulting in an inquest by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), is now facing multiple criminal charges. On Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a press release announcing the charges, which stem from incidents that

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Rideau Street fire in Kingston destroys garages, leads to $80k in damages

A sudden rash of sizable fires at vacant or unattended buildings in downtown Kingston continued with a fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021. At approximately 2 a.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire on Dufferin Street in the city’s Inner Harbour

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Nelson Street garage fire causes $12k in damages

Kingston Fire and Rescue crews had an early morning when they were called to a garage fire just before 2 a.m. on Monday, Jul. 12, 2021. The fire broke out in the garage of a residence in the 400 block of Nelson Street, between Third and Fifth Avenues. Four Kingston

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Extensive damages caused after early morning Cataraqui Street fire

On the morning of Sunday, Jul. 11, 2021, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) responded to a structure fire in a vacant building on Cataraqui Street. According to KFR, heavy equipment was brought in to assist and ensure hot spots were extinguished. Due to the extensive fire damage and structural instability,

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First Responders support donating blood during #SirensForLife annual campaign

With the return of summer comes the return of #SirensForLife. This annual campaign, run by Canadian Blood Services, engages first responders, aims to support the recruitment of new donors, and encourages longtime blood donors to make their next appointment. Throughout the summer months, first responders across Canada will be challenging

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Collision into plaza causes damages to local businesses

The workday got off to a strange start for those business owners in Bayridge Centre shopping plaza, located at the corner of Bayridge Drive and Taylor Kidd Boulevard in Kingston’s west end. At approximately 9:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue, Frontenac Paramedics, and Kingston Police

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

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,

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Early morning spill on St. Remy Place poses no threat

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a trailer leaking corrosive fluids on St. Remy Place around 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021. Witnesses reported a heavy chemical odour in the area. Kingston Fire and Rescue were able to contain the leak quickly and, according to Kingston Fire

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