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Fire destroys part of west Edmonton home

Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening.
Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening. Supplied

Fire crews were called to battle a blaze in west Edmonton Thursday evening that destroyed part of a home.

The fire broke out at a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street and fire officials said crews were called to the scene at 7:13 p.m. for reports of an explosion.

They said the rear of the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

A neighbour told Global News two teens and a younger child were home when the fire broke out but managed to leave the house before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.

It appeared the fire had destroyed part of the rear of the home and also damaged the neighbouring residence.

Fire officials said an investigation is underway but it is not yet clear what sparked the blaze.

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Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening.
Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening. Craig Ryan/ Global News
Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening.
Fire crews were called to a home in the area of 56 Avenue and 203 Street on Thursday evening. Craig Ryan/ Global News