Kingston House Fire – According to reports, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) announced just before 2:00 p.m. that the massive household fire that started early Thursday, July 7, 2022, has now been thoroughly investigated,
Around 5:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 7, 2022, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) was alerted to reports of smoke and flames coming from a west-end residence. Soon after, Bath Road between Collins Bay Road and Coverdale Drive was shut down by Kingston Police. The road remained closed for a number of hours while firefighters battled the incident. In addition to several other Kingston Fire & Rescue engines, four pumper trucks responded to the incident.
Around 9 a.m., the route was reopened to vehicle traffic and pedestrians. However, the eastbound lane remained closed since firemen were still on the scene as of 11:30 a.m. Drivers were urged to use caution when passing through the area.
The home, which is situated in the 4000 block of Bath Road in Kingston’s west end, reportedly caught fire on its western side. The source of the fire, however, cannot be identified due to “extensive damage and structural instability,” KFR stated in a social media update.
According to KFR, the estimated cost of the fire’s damages is $375,000. KFR is reminding the people of Kingston and the surrounding area that “smoke alarms save lives” because all of the residents of the home were able to leave the building safely.