Story updated Sept. 27, 2017.
Investigators are still trying to piece together what caused a large blaze at a home in Saskatoon’s Stonebridge neighbourhood earlier this month.
Firefighters arrived at 722 Stonebridge Common around 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 5. They found the home fully ablaze, with flames throughout the top floor.
Crews set up lines to protect nearby houses and were able to get the fire under control by about 10 p.m.
People were inside the home at the time, and managed to evacuate safely. Joan Ifield emailed 650 CKOM on Sept. 27, describing what happened.
“We were in the house at the time of the fire and didn’t have a clue about it because there wasn’t any scent of smoke or crackly of fire,” Ifield wrote. “Thankfully someone pounded on our door and told us our house was on fire.”
Ifield said she and her husband ran out the home, which was staged to be sold, with the family cat. No one was injured in the fire.
Investigators were able to conclude that the fire started in the attic, but have yet to determine a cause.
Two neighbouring homes, which were unoccupied and set to be sold, sustained minor damage to vinyl siding.
Overall damage from the blaze is estimated at $300,000.
Correction: A previous version of this story reported the home was unoccupied at the time, based on information received from the Saskatoon Fire Department in a news release on Sept. 5, 2017.
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