Fire on Kingston’s Rideau Street sends 2 to hospital, displaces 11

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Fire on Rideau St. in Kingston displaces eleven people
Damage to a Rideau St. town home is estimated at $350 , 000 following a weekend fire. – Oct 28, 2019

A fire at 277 Rideau St. in Kingston has sent two people to hospital and displaced almost a dozen others.

Fire officials say crews arrived at the scene at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to find flames and smoke billowing from a home.

According to a news release from Kingston Fire and Rescue, a ladder was used to rescue a male occupant of the home from the back roof of the residence.

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Two people were also taken to hospital by ambulance, Kingston Police say the two individuals suffered minor injuries.

Kingston Fire and Rescue says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Fire officials add that approximately 11 people were displaced due to the blaze, and damage to the townhome is estimated at $350,000.

Police say they evacuated neighboring properties and it is unknown if there were any damages sustained to the nearby properties at this time.

According to police, the evacuees were from 277 Rideau St. as well as neighboring houses.

This is the same home where just over a month ago, a police raid turned up a large amount of cash and fentanyl, along with various firearms and prohibited weapons.

A 51-year-old man is facing drug trafficking and firearm charges relation to the search that was conducted at the home.

Kingston Red Cross told Global News on Monday that they are assisting five individuals from Sunday’s fire by providing them with lodging accommodations, transportation, clothing and food vouchers.

Witnesses or anyone with information in regards to this fire is being asked to contact the Kingston Police.

More to come.

Files from Alex Mazur and Jennifer Basa


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