July 13, 2014 4:35 pm
Updated: July 13, 2014 5:06 pm

Edmonton house fire, owners escape without injury

Edmonton firefighters battle a blaze at a home in south Edmonton, Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Craig Ryan, Global News

EDMONTON – A home in a south Edmonton neighbourhood suffered damage after a fire in its attached garage.

Firefighters battled the blaze in the community of Riverbend at 147 St. and Riverbend Rd.

They contained the fire to the garage.

“We got here within a very few minutes and made a good attack and saved the fire to just the garage,” said Cpt. Jack Glanville, Edmonton Fire Rescue.

The home owners were inside the house when the blaze started but they managed to get out safely.

Cpt. Glanville says the temperature in Edmonton on Sunday afternoon – which was at 27 degrees celsius – presented difficulty for crews.

“It’s always a challenge for a working fire when it’s this hot out, but we had enough hands to keep the overheating to a minimum.”

Investigators are working to determine how the fire started.

Global News

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