Cause Of Argyle Row House Fire Released

Wednesday November 14th, 2018

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The cause of a fire at a set of six row-houses on Argyle Road in Walkerville has been determined.

Windsor Fire investigators and officials from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s say the cause of the fire was accidental and it started in the kitchen of 1264 Argyle. The fire then spread to five neighbouring houses.

The blaze broke out around 5:40am Saturday morning. The resident wasn’t home at the time, but neighbours soon noticed smoke and flames and called 911.

The fire quickly spread to the second floor, and then to a shared attic where it spread to the other five houses.

Neighbours came to the aid of the victims, providing meals and accommodations for those displaced during the blaze.

The fire took more than seven hours to extinguish. Lee says the six houses between 1258 and 1270 Argyle are a total loss. The homes were built in the 1910’s.

The total damage estimate is pegged at $1.7 million dollars. No one was hurt during the fire.

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