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Firefighters respond to blaze at home near Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that multiple units were called to a fire at a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 86 Street on Monday night. .
A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that multiple units were called to a fire at a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 86 Street on Monday night. . COURTESY: Ken Martin

Crews responded to a fire at a home in central Edmonton on Monday night.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that multiple units were called to the blaze at 112 Avenue and 86 Street.

The spokesperson noted that both a house and garage had caught fire.

District Chief Gerald O’Connor noted that the garage that caught fire was located “a few doors down” but said he could not say if the fires were related.

O’Connor said he does not believe there was anyone inside at the house or the garage at the time of the fires.

“We believe the houses to be vacant and they were actually approved for demolition,” he said. “But we’ve done a search and rescue on the affected properties and we’ve come up with nothing at this time.”

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According to O’Connor, at the height of the fire, there were about 36 firefighters at the scene. He said the initial crews were dispatched to the blaze at 7:39 p.m. and that the fire was deemed to be under control at about 8:30 p.m.

Video submitted to Global News of the fire showed flames and smoke coming out of what appeared to be a bungalow.

O’Connor said an investigation is underway to determine what may have caused the fires.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that multiple units were called to a fire at a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 86 Street on Monday night.
A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that multiple units were called to a fire at a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 86 Street on Monday night. COURTESY: Terry Lawrence Mcgee