EDMONTON – A home in west Edmonton was heavily damaged in an overnight fire. Firefighters were called to a home at 16113 110B Ave. around 12:55 a.m.
Crews arrived a few minutes later to find the bungalow engulfed in fire, with flames shooting about six metres up into the sky.
The neighbouring home to the east was also threatened by the flames because of strong winds blowing in from the west.
“We had 20 firefighters on scene. The crews worked aggressively and quickly to knock the flames down and try to minimize the damage,” said Edmonton Fire Rescue District Chief Greg Winter. “They did stop the fire from advancing into the property east of the involved structure.”
Everyone in the two homes managed to make it out safely. There were three people in the home that caught fire and seven people were in the neighbouring home. Chief Winter said people from the neighbouring home would likely be allowed back in Tuesday.
“There’s damage to the siding on that side of the house, of course, that was vinyl siding, so it’s kind of melted and dripped and gone. Some of it burnt off.”
The home where the fire started was heavily damaged and expected to be uninhabitable for some time.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate has not yet been done.
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