December 7, 2018 10:03 am

Belmont Avenue fire displaces 21 people in Kitchener

Kitchener firefighters responded to a blaze that displaced 21 people early Friday morning.

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An early morning fire at a building on Kitchener’s Belmont Avenue forced 21 people from their homes on Friday.

Waterloo Regional Police say emergency services were called to 565 Belmont Ave. W. just before 4 a.m. with reports of a fire.

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They say that all of the residents in the building were evacuated, and there were no injuries.

A Grand River Transit bus was provided to assist the displaced residents, and Red Cross helped with supplies and shelter.

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It is believed an electrical problem caused the fire, which is believed to have caused $200,000 damage.

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