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Blaze destroys Jefferson Avenue home

A morning fire destroyed one house and damaged three others on Jefferson Avenue near Scotia Street.

Firefighters say all the occupants got out safely. The split level house where the fire began is now being demolished. It was unoccupied and under construction.

A home under construction was destroyed and two others damaged in a fire Monday morning on Jefferson Avenue. There were no injuries reported from the fire.

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A home under construction was destroyed and two others damaged in a fire Monday morning on Jefferson Avenue. There were no injuries reported from the fire.

Residents of a fire-damaged home on Jefferson Avenue near Scotia Street react to seeing the aftermath of Monday morning's blaze that destroyed the house next  door. All seven residents escaped without injury. four houses were damaged, fire and police continue to investigate.

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Residents of a fire-damaged home on Jefferson Avenue near Scotia Street react to seeing the aftermath of Monday morning's blaze that destroyed the house next door. All seven residents escaped without injury. four houses were damaged, fire and police continue to investigate.

A small bungalow next door is very badly damaged and may also need to be torn down.

Total damage is estimated at $400,000.

Firefighters do not yet know the cause of the blaze, which neighbours said was so hot they could feel it across the street.

Firefighters used foam to stop the spread of the blaze and battled the fire from the front street and alley.

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Updated on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM CDT: photo added

12:59 PM: video added

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