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Home under construction in north-central Edmonton destroyed by fire Friday

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A house under construction on 82 Street near 115 Avenue in north-central Edmonton's Parkdale neighbourhood was destroyed by a fire on Friday morning.  – Mar 26, 2021

A house under construction in north-central Edmonton’s Parkdale neighbourhood was levelled by a fire on Friday morning.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says crews were called to the home on 82 Street near 115 Avenue at around 2 a.m.

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When firefighters arrived, they decided to call for more units because of the size of the blaze.

“We came on scene to a house under construction that was fully involved,” Steven Wheeler with Edmonton Fire Rescue said.

EFRS said the home was destroyed and neighbouring houses also suffered damage.

“When we came on scene no one was in any of the houses,” Wheeler added.

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Crews had to dig into the ground to turn off the gas line, he said.

Edmonton firefighters responded to a house fire at 11512 82 Street around 2 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021. Dave Carels / Global News

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The fire was declared under control shortly after 3 a.m. and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Edmonton firefighters responded to a house fire at 11512 82 Street around 2 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021. Dave Carels / Global News

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