Wellington County is issuing an urgent plea to Guelph landlords to find homes for victims of a fire.
Dozens of people have been displaced after a fire at a mixed-use building in Downtown Guelph.
Crews were called to the fire on Wyndham Street near Quebec Street just after 1 a.m. Police said between 25 to 30 people have been displaced.
Viewer video shows smoke pouring out of the building and firefighters breaking a window on the main floor to get inside.
The fire chief called it “a stubborn fire that took a fair bit of work” to get under control.
Police say a woman was illegally living in the basement and was later charged with arson.
The county is now asking landlords to help the 34 residents still looking for a place to live.
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