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Police officer helps residents to safety after fire at A Better Tent City

Suffering a minor injury due to scaling a fence, but no one was hurt due to the fire
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Waterloo Regional Police are applauding the efforts of one of the service's officers, early Thursday morning.

Constable Nolan Di Diomete helped get residents to safety after a fire at A Better Tent City in Kitchener.

Di Diomete was travelling on Highway 7/8, just before 3:30 a.m., when he observed a fire on Ardelt Avenue. He pulled over, scaled a fence and helped several residents get out of their units. He was then assisted by several other officers who arrived on scene shortly after.

He was treated for minor injuries at hospital due to scaling the fence. No one was hurt as a result of the fire.

Two units were damaged, with the early estimate at least $5,000. The fire is also not considered suspicious.

"Constable Di Diomete showed bravery in running towards the fire and ensuring the safety of residents. He was working proactively on patrol in the early morning hours when he noticed the fire. This highlights the values of our frontline officers who, even in the face of danger, ensure the safety of all citizens of Waterloo Region." Waterloo Regional Police Chief, Bryan Larkin, said in a news release.


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