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 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.