Kitchener Storage Facility Blaze Causes $500,000 in Damages; Investigation Underway

Kitchener storage facility fire under investigation
Access Storage in Kitchener on Hayward Avenue following a fire on Oct. 8. (Dan Lauckner/CTV Kitchener)

Emergency services rushed to a large fire at a storage facility in Kitchener early Sunday morning, with damages estimated at half a million dollars.

Early Morning Alarm

Residents near the intersection of Hayward Avenue and Hanson Avenue were awakened around 3:20 a.m. by the sight and sound of roaring flames. Emergency crews, including the Kitchener Fire Department and Waterloo regional police, were quick to respond.

According to the authorities, the Kitchener Fire Department managed to put out the fire, ensuring no further damage to the neighboring properties.

No Injuries Reported

In a statement, the Waterloo regional police confirmed, “No one was injured” in the incident. However, the financial toll of the fire is significant, with preliminary estimates suggesting damages amounting to $500,000.

Cause Still a Mystery

The origin and cause of the fire remain unknown. In an effort to unravel the mystery, the Office of the Fire Marshal has been summoned to investigate further.

While authorities piece together the sequence of events leading to the blaze, they are also appealing to the public for any information. Anyone who might have insights or witnessed suspicious activities near the storage facility is encouraged to come forward.

Seeking Public’s Assistance

Officials urge individuals with any information regarding the incident to reach out to the police at 519-570-9777. For those wishing to remain anonymous, tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.