House destroyed in 3-alarm New Edinburgh blaze

A three-alarm blaze Friday night in New Edinburgh destroyed a home under construction and caused more than one million dollars in damage after it spread to two nearby houses.

2 other homes also caught fire on River Lane Friday night

Multiple fire crews were dispatched to a three alarm fire on River Lane in New Edinburgh. (@OFSFirePhoto/Twitter)

A Friday night fire in New Edinburgh destroyed a home under construction and caused more than one million dollars in damage after it spread to two nearby houses.

Firefighters responded to multiple calls of a fire at 112 River Lane that broke out just before 11:30 p.m.

According to Ottawa Fire Services, more crews were called to the scene after the fire spread to an adjacent, occupied home, and other houses were declared at risk.

As crews battled the fire, it spread to a third adjacent home.

Fire crews were able to stop the three-alarm blaze at around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

The house where the fire originated was in the final stage of construction and has been deemed a complete loss. The damage is estimated at $300,000, the fire department said.

The two other affected homes are estimated to have damage of $850,000 to their structures and contents.

One of the homes that caught fire did have someone inside at the time, but no injuries were reported.

According to Hydro Ottawa, 15 houses on River Lane were left without power. The utility did not confirm whether that was due to the fire.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story based on information from Ottawa Fire Services stated the fire began at 103 River Ln. Ottawa Fire Services later corrected that information and said the fire began at 112 River Ln.
    Jan 23, 2018 4:44 PM ET