2 taken to hospital in Chatham blaze
More than 20 fire officials are on scene of the industrial fire
Two people have been taken to hospital as crews continue to battle a fire in Chatham.
Chatham-Kent Fire responded around 9:30 a.m. to reports of a fire on Hart Street, at QPS Mechanicals.
More than 20 fire officials are on scene of the industrial fire, with response efforts focused on keeping surrounding businesses protected from the flames.
Chatham-Kent Fire has asked neighbourhood homes and businesses to keep windows closed and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Firefighters from station #1 & #2 responding to a structure fire at QPS MECHANICAL just off of Sass Rd. Please avoid the area. Heavy smoke. <a href="https://t.co/TFzvkNCD8e">pic.twitter.com/TFzvkNCD8e</a>—@ckfiredept
The Ontario Fire Marshal and the Ministry of Labour have both been contacted.