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Brantford fire destroys 3 homes, causes 'upwards of $2M' in damage, chief says

A fire burned three homes to the ground and damaged another in Brantford on Wednesday morning

All the houses were under construction and there were no injuries

A fire in Brantford has caused at least $2 million worth of damage after burning three homes to the ground. (Submitted by Stephen Tucker)

Three homes are destroyed after a fire broke out in Brantford early Wednesday morning.

Acting fire Chief Todd Binkley said teams from all four fire stations responded to multiple calls of burning homes at 1:30 a.m. on Bilanski Farm Road.

When first responders arrived, Binkley said two of the houses were already engulfed and flames spread to two adjacent homes.

The team started defensive operations, blasting water at the fires from pumpers on the ground and units in the air.

About two hours later, the flames were under control, but only the fourth home was still salvageable.

All the houses were under construction and there were no injuries.

"We don't have a preliminary damage estimate but, it's probably going to be upwards of $2 million," Binkley said.

Units are still at the scene ensuring the fire is fully put out and the local fire prevention team will investigate what caused the fire.

Binkley said the Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted.

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