Fire crews called to early morning blaze at Wallaceburg apartment

A fire broke out in an apartment building in Fort Wallace early Thursday morning, with damage estimated at $200,000.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 800 Wallace Street at 1:20 a.m. Thursday and said they had seen smoke and flames coming from the second-floor apartment unit when they arrived.

Firefighters “launched an offensive attack” and quickly extinguished the fire, but said items inside the unit and the unit itself were severely damaged. There was also some water damage to units below and next to the unit where the fire broke out.

Smoke damage was reported throughout the building, but fire officials said they were able to save the property an estimated $1 million.

No injuries were reported and the cause is on the decline and has not yet been determined.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services is also reminding residents that they offer free CHiRP home security inspections.

Firefighters will come to your home to check your alarms and discuss fire safety with you and your family. You can request a CHiRP inspection by calling 519-360-1998 or emailing [email protected]

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