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Man refuses to leave burning home

Jan. 20, 2015, Kingston, Ont. - The Special Investigations Unit has been called in after a man was injured while interacting with police following a house fire in Kingston, Ont.

January 20, 2015 
By The Canadian Press

Kingston police say officers who answered a call on Monday afternoon about an incident inside a residence arrived to find a fire under way.

All residents were safely evacuated except for a man who refused to leave.

Police say once the fire was extinguished, officers went inside to find the man and it was during this time that the man suffered what is believed to be a serious injury,.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The SIU invoked its mandate to investigate the incident, which occurs whenever police are involved in incidents where someone is seriously injured.

The civilian agency also probes circumstances involving police and civilians that result in death or allegations of sexual assault.

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