Chatham-Kent fire officials say Pumper 1, Ladder 2, Ladder 1 and Command 1 from Station #1 and #2 – Chatham, responded to 24 St George Street at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday evening for a reported structure fire in a multiunit home.
Fire officials say four people were transported to hospital by Chatham-Kent EMS, and one person was pronounced deceased on scene.
Victim Services was also on scene to assist those who were affected by the fire, officials say.
Chatham-Kent Fire and Chatham-Kent Police remain on scene.
The OFM is current enroute to investigate.
“Crews will be returning to the area tomorrow to conduct an After the Fire Reassurance Campaign – to speak to neighbours about fire safety and check alarms,” stated Assistant Chief Adam Walters, in a media release.
“Our thoughts are with the families and the entire community following this loss.”
No further details will be released at this time, Fort officials added.