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KFR responds to roof incident

April 4, 2018 -

Kingston Fire and Rescue confirms that today at approximately 4:26 p.m. a portion of the roof blew off a 3-storey apartment building located at 385 Division Street. 

Emergency Services currently remain on scene after evacuating 80 people to interim shelter with Kingston Transit buses. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

City building services, in consultation with a structural engineer, deemed the building unsafe due to the instability of some exterior brick. 

As of 9 p.m. Kingston Transit will be transporting several tenants, and their pets, in need of overnight accommodations.

The City of Kingston has an emergency plan and recommends residents prepare a 72 hour emergency kit. Kingston Fire and Rescue thanks all agencies that responded today.

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Media contact: Cindie Ashton 613-329-3462