Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Update: Investigation on-going after Dufferin blaze


The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management has been called in to investigate the cause of a fire at 4008 Dufferin Avenue, just outside of Wallaceburg.

Chatham-Kent fire officials say two people were injured in the blaze, which took place in a garage/barn on the property.

“Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services, Station 3 Wallaceburg, initially responded to a reported structure fire,” stated Bob Davidson, assistant chief.

“Upon arrival they confirmed that a garage near a house was fully involved in fire. Two persons were treated for injuries and then transported to hospital. A rapid attack confined the fire to the garage with no extension to the nearby dwelling unit.”

Damage is pegged at $100,000, while $200,000 worth of property was saved.

Firefighters from Wallaceburg and Chatham responded to the blaze at 3:21 p.m.

Davidson added: “When using flammable or combustible liquids it is important to be aware of how flammable vapours can accumulate, and once these vapours reach the flammable range for the chemical being used, the introduction of an ignition source may cause the vapours to ignite instantaneously.”

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