Condo fire causes $4M in damage
A fire in a condominium complex in southwest Edmonton Wednesday night caused an estimated $4 million in damage, fire officials said Thursday.
The condo was part of a five-building complex on South Terwillegar Drive that was in the final stages of construction.
When fire crews arrived at 9:30 p.m., flames were seen coming out of the building, said fire spokesperson Melanie Mochoruk.
Two units were occupied at the time of the fire and everyone was able to get out safely, but residents lost all of their belongings.
Newlywed Landon Carlson had just moved into his unit on Saturday with his wife after coming back from Mexico where they dealt with fears over swine flu.
"It's our first place. We've only been in there a couple of days," he said. "It's kind of been a rough week. A rough week of marriage."
The couple now has to replace the items they lost in the fire.
"We'd had just bought a TV and a couch and a bedroom set and we had all our wedding presents in there. So that's all gone," he said.
Fire crews were still on scene Thursday morning putting out hot spots. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire.