Over $1M in damage after fire destroys rural northwest Edmonton home

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Massive fire destroys rural home in west Edmonton
Massive fire destroys rural home in west Edmonton – Feb 9, 2017

A rural home on the northwestern edge of Edmonton was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, leaving behind over $1 million in damage.

Fire crews said said several area residents called 911 to report a home on fire in the area of 230 Street and 122 Avenue at 8:32 p.m.

More than two dozen firefighters were called to battle a blaze, Fire Rescue Services said, and the home was already engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

Extra water tankers had to be brought in because the home is in a rural area at the edge of the city that doesn’t have fire hydrants nearby.

“The homeowner was home alone at the time,” District Chief Dale Rushfeldt said. “He received a phone call from his alarm company saying that he had an alarm going off, he exited the building and called 911.”

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There is no word yet on what caused the fire. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were called to a house fire at 230 Street and 122 Avenue on Feb. 8, 2017. Craig Ryan/ Global News

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