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Tenant rescued from second floor of Peterborough townhouse fire

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Peterborough Fire Services rescued a tenant from the second floor of a townhouse following a fire on Friday night – Apr 5, 2021

Peterborough firefighters rescued a trapped tenant during a fire at a south-east townhouse on Friday night.

Peterborough Fire Services crews responded around 10:20 p.m. to a townhouse fire on Crystal Drive. According to platoon chief Stephen Reid, one man was leaning out of a second-floor window calling for help as smoke billowed from the complex.

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Reid said a crew used ladders to help bring the man down safely from the building. The victim was assessed by paramedics and then transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with possible smoke inhalation, Reid said.

The fire was quickly brought under control and contained to the apartment unit.

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Reid said the cause of the fire was charging batteries. Damage is estimated at $65,000.

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