(Chatham-Kent Police Service)

Firefighters have responded to a blaze on Wednesday morning, October 9, at QPS Mechanical in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials are encouraging residents to avoid the area.

“Firefighters from Station 1 & 2 are responding to a structure fire at QPS Mechanical, just off of Sass Rd. in Chatham. Please avoid the area due to heavy smoke,” police officials said on social media.

Watch for more details on this developing story.