No cause for concern after fire trucks converge at Seasons

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Amherstburg firefighters converged on Seasons Amherstburg for the second time in two-and-a-half months and, thankfully, there wasn’t anything severe happening once again.

Firefighters and Amherstburg police attended Seasons last Thursday afternoon after a detector in ducts found in the attic activated. Lee Tome, assistant deputy fire chief and the fire prevention and inspection officer, said staff at Seasons moved residents on the south side of second and third floors to another part of the building as a precaution but there was nothing serious found upon inspection of the building.

“There’s no signs of smoke and there are no signs of fire,” Tome said Thursday. “There’s no cause for alarm.”

A detector in the attic at Seasons activated last Thursday, bringing out Amherstburg fire and police.

A detector in the attic at Seasons activated last Thursday, bringing out Amherstburg fire and police.

Tome said staff “acted appropriately” by moving residents when the alarm was activated. He said the building was fully investigated and residents were allowed to move back. There was no evacuation, something which did occur Nov. 1.

The alarm company was notified, Tome stated, and said they would likely repair or change the detector completely. He said fire officials erred on the side of caution and went in the attic anyway to investigate.

“We’re confident there are no issues here,” Tome added. “We’re doing a full investigation before we leave the scene.”

The Nov. 1 incident saw staff smell smoke and notice a light haze in a third floor stairwell, which caused 118 residents to be evacuated. In that case, no fire ended up being found nor was any damage discovered.

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