Fire burns gaping hole through roof of Sage Creek home

A fire spread from the back deck to a detached garage and then to a home on the corner of Lafrance Lane and Proulx Place Wednesday, leaving a large charred hole in the roof.

Blaze began on back deck, spread to detached garage then on to home on Lafrance Lane, Proulx Place

A small group of people stand outside a burned home at the corner of Proulx Place and Lafrance Lane in Sage Creek Wednesday night. (Cameron MacIntosh/CBC)

A home in Winnipeg's Sage Creek neighbourhood was seriously damaged in a fire Wednesday.

Fire crews were called to a home at the corner of Lafrance Lane and Proulx Place at 5:15 p.m.

Officials said the blaze broke out on the back deck before spreading to a detached garage and then on to the home. 

Crews had to board up the back of the damaged home. (Geneviève Morin/Radio-Canada)

No one was injured.

The fire left a large charred hole in the roof, and the intense heat from the blaze melted siding and broke a window of a neighbouring home on Proulx.

Members of the community were quick to come together to offer support to the homeowners, said neighbour Angele Young.

Side panels melted on a neighbourhing garage and home. (Geneviève Morin/Radio-Canada)

She said neighbours brought by sandwiches and bags of clothes for the people who live in the home.

"Obviously they don't have anything right now," Young said. "Everyone has just been so generous."

Officials continue to investigate the cause and have not released a damage estimate.

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