UPDATE: Life Saving Rescue

A fire broke out in the basement of a two-storey multi-unit home. July 10, 2018. (Photo by Colin Gowdy, BlackburnNews)

It was a busy day Tuesday for Sarnia Fire Rescue Services.

Over a dozen firefighters from three stations raced to a fourplex on Hampton Ave. off Cardiff Dr. at around 8pm.

Smoke was seen coming out of the front door of the two-storey multi-unit home when firefighters arrived but the blaze was quickly contained to the basement.

One occupant downstairs had to be resuscitated, as did a cat in the building. That person was taken to hospital by ambulance and has since been transported to Toronto hospital. Their condition isn’t known yet.

Sarnia Fire and Rescue say the occupants of the other three units were able to return to their homes later that night.

Damage is estimated at $80,000. An investigator with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire to be the result of careless smoking.

Firefighters from a fourth Sarnia station were still on scene at a wheat field and combine fire on Churchill Line east of Waterworks Rd. That call came in at around 6:25pm. Damage is estimated at $500,000.