Kitchener Fire Today – Road closures and power outage in downtown Kitchener

Kitchener Fire Today - Road closures and power outage in downtown Kitchener

Kitchener Fire Today – According to a tweet by the Waterloo Regional Police, a fire in Downtown Kitchener has caused traffic closures and a power outage. The Kitchener Fire Department is responding to the incident.

On the corner of Benton Street and St. George Street, there is a fire being fought by crews. Ten or so fire trucks were dispatched to the area. According to the Waterloo Regional Police, St. George Street is closed between Benton Street and Cedar Street South, while Queen Street is closed between Courtland Avenue and Church Street.

1,350 consumers were impacted by an outage in the area, according to Kitchener Wilmot Hydro. The problem began at 7:45. The hydro map indicated a projected restoration time of 10:45 p.m. as of 8 p.m.

According to the tweet by the Waterloo Regional Police, Queen St from Courtland Av to Church St, and St George St from Benton St to Cedar St S are closed as a result of a fire. The Waterloo Regional Police also advises people to please avoid the area. No injuries or estimated damages have been reported by the Waterloo Regional Police at the time of this report.

What causes the fire is yet to be known at this time as no further information have been released. This is a developing story. More information will be updated when it is available.

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