Time to talk to your kids about the dangers of playing with matches
St. Catharines Acting Fire Chief reminding parents to educate their children about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters, following a garage fire in the city on Monday.
Firefighters were called to a Division Street property just before 2:00 where crews found a fully involved garage fire with flames visible from the exterior.
There were no injuries, but damage was estimated at $25,000 with the garage destroyed and some damage to a neighbouring home.
An investigation found children playing with fire-starting materials caused the blaze
Chief Jeff McCormick is urging parents to talk about the dangers of fire with their children, and explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults to use carefully not toys to be played with.