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Niagara Falls house fire under investigation 0

Alison Langley

By Alison Langley, Niagara Falls Review

Damage is extensive after a fire ripped through a Niagara Falls home early Saturday.

Damage is extensive after a fire ripped through a Niagara Falls home early Saturday.

Damage is extensive after a fire ripped through a luxury home in Niagara Falls, early Saturday.

Fire crews were called to a home on Flora Court shortly before 3 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, the roof of the two-storey home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac was fully engulfed in flames.

More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze which took several hours to get under control, said Niagara Falls Fire Chief Lee Smith.

"We initially entered the house but when things started to fall from above, we withdrew and fought it from outside," Smith said.

A family inside the home escaped unharmed and the fire department said Saturday morning the residence sustained extensive fire and water damage.

No firefighters were injured, Smith said, but there were many "slips and falls" as crews fought the blaze under icy conditions.

"We called in a salt truck to assist in salting the road," the chief said.

Volunteers from Station 6 in Crowland were also called in to staff the Niagara Falls stations while firefighters tackled the stubborn house fire.

Fire officials and the Niagara Regional Police were at the site for much of the day Saturday, sifting through the charred remains.

Smith said the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office will likely be called in to assist in the investigation into the cause of the blaze, which is undetermined at this time.

The home was valued in excess of $850,000.

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