Chatham-Kent fire crews battle two blazes
Firefighters rescued pets after a blaze on Princess Street in Chatham on Wednesday, March 20, 2018. (Source: Chatham-Kent Fire Department)
Firefighters in Chatham-Kent have been busy battling not one, but two fires.
Some residents were displaced and firefighters in Chatham rescued pets from a duplex on Princess Street.
When crews arrived on scene around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, they found a working fire in the upper apartment of the home. Firefighters forced entry into the upper apartment, conducted a primary search and extinguished the fire.
Four tenants were displaced and Victim Services is helping to find accommodations.
Damage is estimated at $150,000.
Fire crews from Chatham and Wallaceburg also battled another blaze at a home at 79 Highbury Crescent in Wallaceburg.
Firefighters in Wallaceburg were responding to a vehicle fire at 208 King Street when the call came in, just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews from Chatham also provided assistance and extinguished the flames before they spread to surrounding homes.
No injuries were reported, but the fire caused $250,000 damage.
The Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to investigate the cause of both fires.