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Holyrood fire under control
Published Friday, May 17, 2019 7:28AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, May 17, 2019 6:27PM MDT
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a fire in the Holyrood neighbourhood Friday morning.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says fire was reported at 6:36 a.m. at 93 Avenue and 85 Street. Crews arrived on scene at 6:40 a.m..
The fire was deemed under control at 7:32 a.m.
One townhome was completed gutted by the fire, but fire crews say it did not spread to other homes.
"The drywall definitely did its job in this case, acting as a fire stop," said Acting District Chief Willie Chabaniuk.
Five residents self-evacuated from the home before fire crews arrived on scene, with the help of their neighbours.
"It was one of those fires that we don’t get that often where you have residents literally jumping out of windows to save their own lives," said Chabaniuk. "So we’re very impressed to hear that residents came to the aid of those needing help in the early hours this morning."
A dog and cat were reportedly left behind when the residents evacuated. The dog was found and taken to the emergency vet, and may need to be euthanized. The cat was found unharmed later in the day.
The cause is still under investigation and damage estimates are not known at this time.
More to come...