House fire in Chatham does $200,000 in damage
A home under construction on Twilight Trail in Chatham suffered major damage following a fire early Saturday morning.
The Chatham-KentĀ Fire Department was sent to the home at 2:31 a.m. and arrived shortly afterwards with flames shooting through the roof.
Firefighters, upon arrival, observed a well involved working fire and confirmed that flames from the fire had already breached the roof and extended from the rear of the structure to the front. An initial attempt at a rapid interior offensive attack quickly changed to a defensive exterior attack to protect the adjacent structure due to the advanced stage of the fire.
An aerial ladder truck was used to attack the blaze from above since the fire was in the attic space and the roof.
The home was under construction and being built, there were no occupants of the residence at the time of the fire. The cause was determined to be not suspicious damage is estimated at $200, 000 according to Bob Davidson, Assistant Chief, Chatham-Kent Fire Department.
Note: this is a corrected story. Police originally estimated the loss to be at $100,000