Smoke Alarms Save Two Families in Four Days


Working smoke alarms save lives. 

The message from the Chatham-Kent Fire Department following the second house fire in 4 days where smoke detectors alerted families to get out of their homes safely. 

Crews from two stations were called to Elgin St. in Wallaceburg just after 11:30pm Monday night where they found a house fully involved and hydro lines down on the street.

Damage is $120,000 and the cause is under investigation. 

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services offer free CHiRP Home Safety Checks where firefighters will come to your home, check your alarms and chat about fire safety. 

To request a CHiRP check, call 519-360-1998 or email