Friday, March 5, 2021

Update: $1-million damage after Pain Court fire

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency officials say an estimated $1-million in damage was caused after a blaze on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Pain Court.

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“Yesterday afternoon crews from multiple stations (#4 – Dover, #7 – Chatham South, #15 – North Raleigh and #1 – Chatham) attended a structure fire at 7196 Pain Court Line,” fire officials said in a media release.

“The call came in at 3:30 p.m. with reports of a fire under the house. 55 firefighters were on scene battling high winds and snow. They worked to find the seat of the fire until they were forced to a defensive as the structure became fully involved.”

Fire officials say firefighters quickly shifted to protecting a detached workshop and neighbouring homes from wind driven flames and embers.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services Photo

“CK Police and EMS worked to evacuate near by residents,” fire officials added.

Heavy equipment was brought in to assist and there were no injuries, fire officials say.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified, but will not be attending, fire officials added.

“The fire, which is believed to have started in the crawl space of the home, is not under investigation,” fire officials stated.

“The estimated loss on the property is $1-million dollars.”

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