Fire damages three homes in Waterloo, leaves eight people displaced
KITCHENER -- Officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire that damaged three Waterloo homes, and left a total of eight people displaced.
Fire crews were called to Wasaga Crescent just after 9 p.m. Thursday.
The fire is believed to have started on the second level of one the attached homes, and then spread to the attic and the unit next door.
A third home also had some smoke damage.
Ryan Schubert, the Waterloo Deputy Fire Chief, says everyone who was inside at the time escaped unharmed.
A family of five living in the first home, and a family of three in the second, were displaced.
The two people who live in the third unit were allowed to return.
Schubert says firefighters were on scene until almost 3 a.m.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The initial damage estimate is over $500,000.