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Busy Weekend for Chatham-Kent Fire

Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue had a busy weekend responding to 4 structure fires and numerous minor motor vehicle collisions.

Saturday, June 18th, Station #4 – Dover responded to a structure fire at 7172 Paint Court Line.  The call came in at 12:46pm with reports of heavy smoke in the area.  They were assisted by Station #15 – Raleigh North, Station #7 – Chatham South, Station #1 – Chatham’s Ladder 1-14, and Rehab Unit 1-13.  Minor injuries were reported, and two occupants were transported to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical care.  The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the estimated loss is $500,000.

On Friday, June 17th, and Saturday, June 18th crews from stations #1, #2 - Chatham, and #7 – Chatham South were also dispatched to 3 other structure fires in the Chatham area. 

Station #1 - Chatham responded to a deck on fire Friday, June 17th at 463 King St West at 5:50pm.

On Saturday, June 18th, Station #2 – Chatham, responded to another deck on fire at 15 De Graeve Dr at 2:12pm and then a garage fire with Station #7 – Chatham South at 5:05pm at 559 McNaughton Ave.

No injuries were reported for all 3 incidents.

CKFR would like to take this time to remind all CK residents about the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. Working alarms provide a warning for you and your family to safely get out of your home should an emergency occur.

Check the expiration date of your alarms. Both battery and hardwire alarms expire and need to be replaced, usually every 10 years or according to manufacturers' instructions.

If you would like assistance with your alarms, request a CHiRP Home Alarm Check by visiting or calling 519-360-1998.


For additional information, please contact:


Whitney Burk

Public Educator

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services