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Crews battle two-alarm fire at abandoned home near Alberta legislature

Crews battle two-alarm fire at abandoned home near Alberta legislature
WATCH ABOVE: Crews responded to a fire at an abandoned home near the Alberta Legislature on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.

Edmonton fire crews were called to a two-alarm fire at an abandoned home near the Alberta legislature early Sunday morning.

The call initially came in around 4:15 a.m. for the fire at 97 Avenue and 111 Street.

A second alarm was called just before 5 a.m., with 11 crews being called in to help battle the blaze.

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It was deemed under control at 7 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries and the home had been slated for demolition.

Neighbours said the home was previously that of Dr. Joseph Moreau, a prominent Edmonton orthopedic surgeon who had a school named after him in the city’s southeast in 2009. Moreau died in 2015 at the age of 95.

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