Brantford fire officials have confirmed that no injuries resulted from a blaze that gutted a Park Avenue home in Brantford on Monday morning.
About 17 firefighters from three city stations responded to the call at 9:45 a.m., Brantford Fire Department platoon chief Ed Glover said at the scene.
“At the time we arrived, no one was home,” Glover said. “There were flames coming from the front porch and window from what we could see from the street.”
On Tuesday morning, Glover said Brantford fire prevention officers remained at the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.
“My understanding is four people in the home made it out safely,” Glover said. “No one was injured.”
Crystal Borden, who lives next door to the affected house, said she heard “a commotion” outside on Monday morning.
“We heard screaming, yelling and a big commotion,” Borden said. “I thought a fight was going on.”
Bill Hodgson, who also lives next door to the home, said he saw flames coming from its front windows when he looked outside on Monday.
“I don’t like to see anybody’s house burn down, especially right beside mine,” Hodgson said.
Firefighters extinguished all visible flames by shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday.
A damage estimate is not yet available, Glover said.
Glover said fire prevention officers will determine if the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office will be called to assist with the investigation.