CK Fire Crews Battle Two Fires

Structural fire at 14527 River Line in Thamesville. August 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Chatham-Kent as they had to take on two fires in the municipality.

Just after 7am on Sunday morning, crews from station #8 and #9 were called to a fire at an abandoned house at 14527 River Line in Moraviantown.

Firefighters were able to contain the fully engulfed fire to prevent it from spreading to nearby cornfields and woodlots. No injuries were reported. The cause is still undetermined and approximate damages are unknown.

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services (CKFES) remind residents to clear vegetation approximately three feet around their fire hydrant and to make a path towards it from the street or roadway.

Structural fire at 422 King St. in Wallaceburg. August 6, 2018. (Photo courtesy of CKFES).

Structural fire at 422 King St. in Wallaceburg. August 6, 2018. (Photo courtesy of CKFES).

Then just after 10:30pm on Monday, crews from stations #2 and #3 were called to 422 King St. in Wallaceburg to respond to large amounts of smoke coming from a small apartment building. Fire officials say the cause of the fire was cooking left unattended. Damages are estimated at $150,000.

Crews worked quickly to extinguish the kitchen fire to prevent it from spreading to both the back and basement apartments.

All tenants escaped without injury.