Accidental house fire in Chatham-Kent causes $500K in damages

Crews from three fire stations helped extinguish a fire that was accidentally set Sunday evening at a home in Chatham-Kent, officials said Monday, noting no one was injured and reiterating the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

No one injured, crews from 3 fire stations needed to extinguish blaze

This home in Blenheim went up in flames Sunday night, requiring crews from three fire stations to help extinguish it. (Google Maps, Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services)

A structure fire at a home in Chatham-Kent has resulted in damages pegged at $500,000.

The cause of the blaze, which happened Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. ET at a home on Base Road, has been deemed accidental by Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services.

Crews from three fire stations — in Ridgetown, Harwich North and Blenheim — helped extinguish the fire, officials said Monday.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services also issued reminders to have working smoke alarms on "every level of your home," and carbon monoxide detectors "outside all sleeping areas" for homes with fuel-burning appliances, a fireplace or an attached garage.

No one was injured in Sunday's blaze.

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