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Calgary crews put out house fire in Inglewood

WATCH ABOVE: Global Photographer Jerry Favero captured this footage of a house fire in Inglewood.

Multiple fire trucks responded to a house fire in Inglewood Thursday afternoon.

The Calgary Fire Department said the St. Monica Avenue bungalow was vacant at the time. A neighbour spotted smoke.

“When nobody’s home, the fire builds significantly before it’s noticeable from somebody on the outside,” spokesperson Carol Henke said. “Fire doubles in size every thirty seconds, so it was probably fairly significant by the time fire crews arrived.”

Watch below: Calgary fire crews quickly doused a house fire at a vacant house in Inglewood Thursday. Global’s Tony Tighe reports.

Fire breaks out in vacant Inglewood home
Fire breaks out in vacant Inglewood home

The fire started in the basement and caused significant damage inside the home, including leaving a few holes in the ceiling.

The flames were extinguished by 1 p.m.

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The cause is under investigation.

Watch below: Aerial footage shows smoke from a house fire in Inglewood Thursday afternoon

Crews on scene of house fire in Inglewood
Crews on scene of house fire in Inglewood

With files from Global’s Tony Tighe