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2 Mill Woods homes damaged by fire Friday morning

Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. .
Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. . Dave Carels, Global News

Two homes were damaged by fire Friday morning in southeast Edmonton.

Firefighters were called at 6:09 a.m. and arrived at the two houses on 31 Avenue near 48 Street about six minutes later.

Everyone in the two homes involved was evacuated. One person was looked over at the scene by paramedics, but Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said no injuries were reported.

Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton’s Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton’s Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Dave Carels, Global News

Fire investigators and 32 firefighters were on the scene as of 7:30 a.m. The fire was brought under control about 10 minutes after crews arrived.

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The front window and door of one of the homes were blown out, and smoke could be seen drifting out from inside the living room.

Kayla Bowes, who lives next door from the home where the fire started, said the front room was engulfed by flames.

“It started to crawl over to our house before their front window exploded open,” Bowes said while standing on the sidewalk outside where her household fled to when the fire started.

Bowes said a family with a young baby lives in the home.

“They’ve only been there for about a year or so.”

Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton’s Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
Two homes on 31 Avenue near 48 Street in southeast Edmonton’s Mill Woods area were damaged by fire on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Dave Carels, Global News

The fires at both homes were out before noon.

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The cause and extent of the damage have not yet been released.

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