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Structure Fire on Golf Course Line in Ridgetown

Date of Incident: 2023-10-27

Time of Call: 07:35

Address of Incident: 13604 Golf Course Line

Responding Stations:
               Station #10 - Orford
               Station #11 - Ridgetown

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Type of Building: Residential

Approximate Loss: 250000

Cause: Accidental

Comments on cause: At 7:38 this morning, Station #11 - Ridgetown and Station #10 - Highgate were dispatched for a reported structure fire on Golf Course Line, Ridgetown. Pumper 10, Pumper 11, Tanker 10, Tanker 11, Rescue 10, Rescue 11, Ladder 11 and CK 3 responded and reported heavy smoke coming from all sides of the single storey home. All occupants who were home at the time of the fire were able to exit safely and were assessed by CK EMS for minor smoke inhalation. Firefighters advanced hose lines to the rear of the structure making an aggressive interior attack on the fire. The fire was knocked down quickly and firefighters continued to work on clearing smoke and checking for fire extension into the attic. Chatham-Kent Police worked with Victim Services for those displaced from the home. Damages are estimated at $250,000. Cause is accidental and there were no injuries were reported.

Name of Person Releasing Information: Whitney Burk

Name of Contact Person For More Information: Assistant Chief Adam Walters

Phone Number: 519-436-3270