JUST IN: For the second day in a row, crews are on scene of a fire at the abandoned Trinity United Church in the Frederick and Duke area of downtown Kitchener. @570NEWS reporter @PickelPress is headed to the scene.— 570 NEWS - Kitchener (@570NEWS) November 16, 2018
Yet another fire at an abandoned downtown Kitchener church.
Emergency crews were called to the church at Frederick Street and Duke Street just after 3:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Kitchener Fire said a security team that was deployed to overlook the old Trinity United Church spotted the fire.
The nearby YWCA has been evacuated as a precaution. The residents have since returned to the shelter.
According to Kitchener Fire, no one was inside of the church when the flames erupted.
UPDATE: @KitchFire say there was no one inside when they arrived, the fire has been knocked down and they have taken a defensive position, Frederick closed between King and Weber @570NEWS @570traffic pic.twitter.com/3S8Mia8zvT— Jeff Pickel (@PickelPress) November 16, 2018
Fire crews were only at the site a day ago after a fire caused $100,000 worth of damage Thursday morning.
Trinity United has been empty for over a year now, so that it can be torn down to make way for a high-rise building.
Kitchener Fire official says he is not surprised to be back at Trinity United Church, they’ve responded to several recent calls here, he says it’s likely the demolition schedule will be spend up to remove the hazard @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/ztxM2Ps86O— Jeff Pickel (@PickelPress) November 16, 2018
The cause of the initial fire is still not known.
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call police 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.