Provincial Hotel Fire
A man suffered minor burns to his feet and smoke inhalation
in a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 damage to an
apartment complex on King Street in Gananoque.
The injured man was not identified.
The blaze broke out just after 11 p.m. Friday in the same
complex where a Gananoque man died in a fire on New Year’s
Firefighters spent more than six hours battling the fire
“We were there from [11:18 p.m.] till approximately
5:30 [Saturday] morning,” Gananoque Fire Chief Gerry
Bennett said yesterday.“It was running up the roof
and ceilings but with the help of the big truck from Kingston
and the others we were able to contain it.”
The fire started on the third floor of the apartment complex
above the Stone Street Tavern. Gananoque police were first
to arrive on the scene and immediately called the fire department,
police said. They evacuated the 12 apartments on the second
and third floors although it’s not immediately clear
how many people had to flee the fire.
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