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Fire on Dufferin Ave in Chatham

Date of Incident: 2022-10-27

Time of Call: 09:20

Address of Incident: 31 Dufferin Ave Chatham

Responding Stations:
Station #1 - Chatham
Station #2 - Chatham 

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Type of Building: Residential

Approximate Loss: 100000

Cause: Candles

Comments on cause: The cause of the fire was determined to be the result of unattended candles. Chatham-Kent Fire is reminding residents it is always best to use flameless candles, if real candles are used – never leave them unattended.

Comments on incident/response: Station #1 and Station #2 - Chatham, attended for reports of smoke coming from residence on Dufferin Ave, Chatham Thursday morning. Crews located a small fire in one of the bedrooms on the second floor of the three-storey building. Firefighters assisted several occupants out of the building where they were treated by EMS for minor smoke inhalation.

A firefighter was transported to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance as a precaution after sustaining a minor injury while on scene. The firefighter was treated and released shortly after. Chatham-Kent Police, Victim Services and Red Cross assisted with 6 occupants who were displaced.

Name of Person Releasing Information: Whitney Burk

Name of Contact Person For More Information: Whitney Burk

Phone Number: 519-436-3270