Firefighters are investigating after two overnight fires displaced families and destroyed at least three townhomes, and a vacant home, in northeast Edmonton Tuesday.
The first fire, on Hooke Road in the Hermitage neighbourhood, was reported to Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) at 3:55 a.m.. Thirteen units were called to attend, EFRS said in an email Tuesday, with the first unit arriving on scene at 4:00 a.m.
The fire was called under control at 5:51 a.m., EFRS said. On Tuesday morning, firefighters were seen dousing hotspots on at least three townhomes which were destroyed by the blaze.
No injuries were reported, EFRS said, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Edmonton fire crews then received a second call at 4:16 a.m. for a fire at a vacant home on Howson Crescent, also in the Hermitage neighbourhood.
Six units were dispatched to tackle the blaze with the first unit arriving on scene at 4:26 a.m., EFRS said. The fire was deemed under control at 6:25 a.m.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is also under investigation.
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