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Fire breaks out at Kendal Avenue home

Oshawa fire crews battled a blaze at a home on Kendal Avenue this morning. A cause has yet to be determined. One tenant suffered minor burns on his hand and was taken to hospital. (Photo courtesy of Oshawa Fire Services)

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

Residents at a home on Kendal Avenue were in for a rude awakening this morning as a fire had started in the home.

The fire started at 242 Kendal Avenue near Adelaide Avenue East.

In an e-mail to The Oshawa Express, Todd Wood, Oshawa Fire Services’ Deputy Fire Chief, says at 10:40 a.m. they “received a call for service to this house for the report of a basement fire.”

According to Wood, they received multiple additional calls from bystanders and passers-by as well.

OFS sent four trucks, along with their command vehicle, according to Wood.

Wood also notes the incident commander upgraded the call and had the rescue truck respond as well.

“Crews encountered heavy smoke and flames upon arrival. One tenant was outside the house with minor burns to his hands. He was treated on scene by [Durham Regional Police Services] and then transported to Lakeridge Health Oshawa,” says Wood.

“DRPS provided traffic control, as they shut down Adelaide Avenue East between Simcoe and Mary Street. Our Fire Prevention Division [also] attended the scene,” says Wood.

Wood says the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.