Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener row house fire under investigation

Emergency crews were called to a construction site in Kitchener Monday evening for a massive fire. No one was living in the row housing that was destroyed, but multiple homes neighbouring the site sustained damage from excessive heat.

Multiple residences located on Manor Avenue damaged by blaze

This photo shows the fire at a construction site in Kitchener Monday evening. The blaze damaged a number of row housing units under construction and the heat damaged neighbouring homes. (Brian Vaughan/@HabtroutBrian/Twitter)

A massive fire has destroyed a portion of a row housing construction project in Kitchener.

Emergency crews were called to the fire in the area of King Street and River Road Monday evening. People in the area were told to leave their homes for part of the evening as a precaution. Police say multiple residences on Manor Avenue sustained damage from the excessive heat.

The Kitchener Fire Department said eight town homes were fully engulfed in flames, and it took about one hour to bring the blaze under control.

The damage is pegged at approximately $2 million.

Police say it was a construction site, and no one was living in the homes. There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Investigators with the Kitchener Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshal remain on scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

 

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