Encampment Fire at Wellington St E and Neeve St
A fire broke out at a homeless encampment located at the intersection of Wellington St E and Neeve St, according to local reports. The incident, which occurred recently, prompted a swift response from emergency services in the area.
Kiara Horchover, a member of Caught in Guelph (and Area), reported hearing a loud bang followed by the emergence of a large fire. The sudden noise and subsequent blaze quickly drew the attention of residents and passersby, who witnessed the fire rising from the site.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene promptly, working diligently to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby areas. The presence of the encampment, a known location for individuals experiencing homelessness, has raised concerns about the welfare of those who might have been affected by the incident.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire, including the possibility of any preceding events that might have led to the explosion heard by witnesses. The focus remains on ensuring the safety of everyone involved, particularly those who were residing in the encampment at the time of the fire.
As the investigation continues, officials are urging the public to avoid the area to allow emergency personnel to carry out their duties effectively. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness and the importance of ongoing support and resources to assist them.
Photo/Video Credit: Kiara Horchover and Alisha Zoethout, Caught in Guelph (and Area)