Nfld. & Labrador

Fire badly damages home in Rabbittown, cause still unknown

A fire in the Rabbittown area of St. John's Wednesday morning has left the outside of a house badly damaged.
A fire was reported on McNeil Street in central St. John's around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. (CBC)

A fire in the Rabbittown area of St. John's has left the outside of a house badly damaged.

The fire on McNeil Street was reported around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The man living in the house was at work at the time. He told CBC News the flames may have started in the crawl space, but doesn't know what could have been the cause.
Acting Supt. Gerry O'Neill with St. John's Regional Fire Department says the cause of the fire is still under investigation. (CBC)

Acting Supt. Gerry O'Neill  with the St. John's Regional Fire Department said crews were able to quickly deal with the fire, but added there's quite a bit of damage.

"We made a quick attack and a rapid search of the interior of the house was given an all clear with no one home," he said.

"There was some heavy fire and smoke damage to the rear of the home, and inside some minor smoke damage."

O'Neill added the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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