On Twitter, Waterloo Regional Police announced that there has been a fire at the homeless encampment in downtown Kitchener.
“Waterloo Regional Police and Kitchener Fire Department are responding to several reports of a fire in the area of Victoria Street North and Weber Street West in Kitchener,” police wrote at 9:39 a.m.
They also said that Victoria Street has been closed between Weber and Duke streets as a result of the fire.
A police spokesperson told Global News that the fire has been extinguished but remains under investigation.
Police said more information will be forthcoming.