February 6, 2018 9:01 am
Updated: February 6, 2018 12:15 pm

New home in northeast Edmonton heavily damaged in early morning fire

A home at 4388 126B Ave. in northeast Edmonton's Homesteader neighbourhood was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning. Feb. 6, 2018.

Dave Carels, Global News
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A home in a newer part of northeast Edmonton was left with extensive damage to the upper level after an early-morning fire Tuesday.

About 20 firefighters were called just after 1 a.m. to the Homesteader neighbourhood, and arrived five minutes later to find a home on 126B Avenue, near 44 Street, on fire.

A home at 4388 126B Ave. in northeast Edmonton’s Homesteader neighbourhood was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning. Feb. 6, 2018.

Eric Beck, Global News

It’s not known if anyone was inside the home — which was built just last year — at the time.

It took firefighters over three hours to get the blaze under control in the frigidly cold weather. The fire was brought under control at 4:20 a.m., and put out just before 7 a.m.

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The flames caused extensive damage to the front of the second storey, where windows were blown out, the siding melted away and the roof damaged.

Edmonton Fire Rescue investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze. A damage estimate has not yet been done.

— More to come…

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