Weekend fire damages Kincardine home

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Municipality of Kincardine firefighters responded to a blaze on Wieck Boulevard early Sunday morning and were able to contain the blaze before it got out of control.

Firefighters were called out to the fire on the south end street at 6:25 a.m. and upon arrival found smoke coming out of a garage and were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to the house.

“Firefighters had to cut through the garage door to reach the fire. Once crews entered the garage, the fire was quickly brought under control,” Deputy Fire Chief Mike Moore reported.“The fire caused damage to the garage but no damage to the remainder of the house.”

The home had working smoke alarms and the residents were able to evacuate safely.

“This emergency demonstrates once again the importance of working smoke alarms,” said Fire Chief Kent Padfield.“Smoke alarms and a family emergency escape plan are imperative to protect your family when a fire starts.”

On the heels of Fire Prevention Week, Padfield is encouraging residents to check their smoke alarms and practice their home escape plans.

The fire caused approximately $20000.00 in damages, is not suspicious and is being investigated by Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services.