Fourplex fire in Chatham

Fire at multiplex in Chatham. Image released by CKFES.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management has been called in to investigate a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon at a fourplex in Chatham.

Fire crews from stations 1 and 2 responded to a fire at a fourplex at around 1:30 p.m. on Wellington St. E.

Fire at multiplex in Chatham: Image: CKFES.

When crews arrived on scene there were several residents waiting outside, however bystanders communicated that someone may still be inside. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and conducted a primary and secondary search of the building.  No one was inside and there were no injuries.  There were a number of pets safely rescued by firefighters and victim services on scene to assist displaced families.

Fire officials say damages have been estimated at $150,000.

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