Nfld. & Labrador

No injuries in Paradise house fire

Crews from the St. John's Regional Fire Department were called to a two-storey home in Paradise late Friday.

SJRFD Acting Platoon Chief A.J. St. Croix says crews were able to leave scene by 2 a.m.

Just before midnight Friday, St. John's Regional Fire Department crews responded to a call on Paradise Road. (Joey Roberts/Twitter)

There were no injuries in a residential fire in Paradise late Friday.

St. John's Regional Fire Department Acting Platoon Chief A.J. St. Croix told CBC News they received a call just before midnight, about a fire on Paradise Road.

St. Croix said the downstairs apartment tenant called the department, and thought a woman and her son might still be inside the main level of the two-storey home.

He said after a search, crews ascertained that nobody was inside the house.

Firefighters found the mother and son a short time later outside the house.

St. Croix said the fire appears to have started in the furnace room of the basement, where there was a lot of water damage. There was also significant smoke damage to the home.

The matter has been handed over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

With files from Lisa Gushue

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