2 people sent to hospital after fire at home off Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue

Edmonton fire crews battled a fire in a multi-unit building off Whyte Avenue. Supplied to Global News

Two people were sent to hospital following a fire at a multi-unit residential building near 80th Avenue and 106th Street in Edmonton on Tuesday morning.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) said it received a call about the blaze at around 10:30 a.m. Six units were dispatched, with the first crew arriving at the scene about 10 minutes later.

EFRS said the fire was under control by 11:09 a.m.

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Upon arrival, police officers were able to help all tenants leave the building, according to a spokesperson for the Edmonton Police Service.

They said police initially responded to the residence for a report of an assault and fire but later determined no assault had taken place.

Police also said the two people taken to hospital suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they jumped from a second-storey window.

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EFRS said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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