Two homes in Saskatoon's Forest Grove neighbourhood have been badly damaged in an early morning fire.

Fire crews were called to the 200 block of Adolph Way just before 4 a.m. CST.

Shalid Khan

Shalid Khan (CBC)

Shalid Khan has family living at 211 Adolph.

"They were up fasting for Ramadan and smelled smoke, " he said. "They came outside and saw the fire. It took about five minutes to get everyone out."

According to Morgan Hackl with the fire department, the fire started at 215 Adolph and then moved next door. Multiple crews arrived to fight the blaze, and they attacked it from the outside as they searched the homes for occupants.

Everyone had safely evacuated. He said smoke alarms did not alert any of the residents.

The fire woke up Jake Wall, who lives beside the homes that were burned

“I woke up I heard a popping sounds and thought, ‘Oh it's raining,’” Wall said. “Then my wife got up and she looked out the window and said, 'Oh my goodness. Phone 9-1-1. There's a fire.'"

Terry Walters said his brother and sister in-law lived in one of the homes for more than a decade.
    
“I heard about a fire on Adolph way and the minute they mentioned antique vehicles and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, I had a real bad feeling,” Walters said.

There's no word yet on how the fire started, but the early damage estimates are between $700,000 and $800,000. These include a number of cars and trucks on the driveway and inside the garage at 215 Adolph.