May 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Updated: May 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Bystanders report explosive fire on Milford Drive

Reports of a fire and something that sounded like an explosion coming from a home on Milford Drive.

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Kingston Paramedics and several fire trucks rushed to a fire on Milford Drive between Bayridge Drive and Pembridge Crescent on Monday afternoon. The house fire is now under control, according to firefighters on the scene.

Some bystanders reported hearing an explosion, but there has been no confirmation that there is anything beyond a residence fire.

Neighbours reported seeing a lot of smoke coming from the home at 931 Milford Drive.  According to Kingston firefighters, no one is injured but there is one person being treated by Frontenac Paramedics for difficulty breathing.

According to Kingston Fire Platoon Chief Mike Kiley, no one was inside the house, but Kingston Fire did rescue a cat from the residence.

The fire originated from the basement but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Expect delays in the area. Milford Drive is closed between Bayridge Drive and Pembridge Crescent.

Kingston Police and Frontenac Fire were contacted but did not get back with comment.

More info to come.

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