Kitchener-Waterloo

Fire guts home in Cambridge

A fire caused $300,000 in damage to a home in the south-end of Cambridge overnight. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire has gutted a home in the south-end of Cambridge, causing $300,000 in damage.

Cambridge Fire responded to Drew Avenue overnight after reports of smoke in the area.

"When we got there, fire was rolling out the back windows, the resident had gone next door and was pounding on the door of the neighbour to call," said Platoon Chief Bob Laurence.

Laurence said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"Nothing has been ruled out at this point, however, it doesn't look like arson, because the gentlemen that lived there was home at the time," said Laurence.

"The investigation is ongoing, nothing has been ruled out but I would suspect it was not arson."

The Electrical Safety Authority will investigate to see if a problem with the electrical system played into the cause this morning.

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