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Mill Woods house fire sends 2 people to hospital

Two people were taken to hospital after a house fire in Mill Woods early Thursday morning.

8 people, including an infant, were inside the home

Ten crews were called to a house fire in Mill Woods Thursday morning. (Roberta Bell/CBC)

Two people were taken to hospital after a house fire in southeast Edmonton early Thursday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., firefighters were called to a home at 4028 22nd Ave. in the Mill Woods neighbourhood 

Eight people, including an infant, were able to get out of the home safely, said Maya Filipovic, a spokesperson with Edmonton Fire Rescue.

Two people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and are being assessed as a precaution, said Filipovic.

Not all of the people who were in the house are part of one family. Some were visiting from out of town, she said.

There is significant damage to the home. The inside is completely gutted.

Fire officials were concerned about the flames spreading to the neighbouring home on the east side of the property. The house was evacuated but was not damaged in the fire.

Ten crews were dispatched to the scene and got the fire under control by 4:23 a.m., Filipovic said. 

Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, but it is not considered suspicious, she said.

The house is valued at approximately $300,000 and is a complete loss, said Capt. Rob McAdam, lead investigator.

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