Downtown Kitchener condo building evacuated due to fire
Firefighters were called to the Kaufman Lofts at King and Victoria streets in Kitchener on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (Tyler Calver / CTV Kitchener)
Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:17PM EST
Residents of a downtown Kitchener condo building were sent outside for a period of time Wednesday morning as firefighters dealt with a fire in a ground-floor unit.
Firefighters were called to the Kaufman Lofts at King and Victoria streets around 9:45 a.m.
“The fire was first observed by someone who was passing by on King Street, and (saw) flames coming out of the window,” said Doug Voisin, a platoon chief with the Kitchener Fire Department.
Voisin said that person then went into the building and activated a fire alarm.
Responding fire crews rescued a dog from inside the unit and brought the flames under control. No people were home at the time of the fire.
“There was a fair amount of damage to the interior,” Voisin said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at between $50,000 and $70,000.