Base­ment fire tears through bun­ga­low

Torbrook home badly dam­aged by Hal­loween blaze

The Queens County Advance - - THE BACK PAGE - BY ASH­LEY THOMP­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA Ash­ley.thomp­son@kingscountynews.ca

EAST TORBROOK ROAD - A Torbrook home is badly dam­aged fol­low­ing a fire that broke out early in the evening Oct. 31.

Fire­fight­ers from Kingston, Mid­dle­ton, Ayles­ford and Nic­taux teamed up to tackle the stub­born blaze in a bun­ga­low on East Torbrook Road shortly af­ter the call for ser­vice came in at 6:11 p.m.

Kingston Fire Chief Wat­son Arm­strong said it was dif­fi­cult to ac­cess the in­te­rior of the home early on due to the ori­gin of the fire.

“It ap­pears to have started in the base­ment,” he said, pro­vid­ing a brief in­ter­view at the scene shortly af­ter 7:30 p.m.

“I would say ex­ten­sive dam­age, the liv­ing room floor is burnt through.”

Flames did spread to a sec­tion of roof at the far right side of the home at one point, but Wat­son said the fire­fight­ers were care­ful to tend to hotspots in the attic in ad­di­tion to fight­ing the per­sis­tent flames that were vis­i­ble from the pic­ture win­dow on the ground level of the home.

The oc­cu­pants of the home were all safe and ac­counted for, Arm­strong said.

The cause re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

ASH­LEY THOMP­SON

Fire­fight­ers bat­tled a blaze that broke out in the base­ment of this bun­ga­low in Torbrook shortly af­ter 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

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