Emergency services respond to fire at Kitchener homeless encampment

File photo of the homeless encampment at Victoria and Weber streets in Kitchener. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

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.

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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.

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