Crews respond to fire at Thomas Street building — twice

A firefighter works to ventilate 80 Thomas St. after a fire that started in an upstairs apartment moved into the attic on Wednesday. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard) Steph Crosier / Steph Crosier/Kingston Whig-Standard

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A fire that was initially put out early Wednesday morning reignited just after noon on Thomas Street.

Kingston Fire and Rescue were first called at about 8:40 a.m. to 80 Thomas St., where a fire had started in an upstairs bedroom, platoon Chief Tom Meers said at the scene. Two residents and multiple visitors escaped the fire along with a dog and two cats. No one was injured.

Once fire crews extinguished the blaze, inspectors remained on scene to investigate. The inspectors were forced to call their colleagues back to the scene just after noon as hot spots had reignited. Only the two inspectors were in the building at the time and they were not injured.

 

Smoke billows from 80 Thomas St. for the second time in Kingston on Wednesday. Kingston Fire and Rescue crews were called to the three-apartment building at about 8:40 a.m. and again just after noon. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard) Steph Crosier / Steph Crosier/Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston Fire and Rescue crews respond to 80 Thomas St. for the second time in Kingston on Wednesday. They were called to the three-apartment building at about 8:40 a.m. and again just after noon. (Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard) Steph Crosier / Steph Crosier/Kingston Whig-Standard