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House fire in Lake County

Exclusive fire footage to Castanet from Kurtis Bowman and Brandon Halston with interviews by Liz Craig

3:15 p.m. update:

A fire in Lake Country has destroyed a unit in a townhouse complex on Powley Ct.

Lake Country Fire Chief, Steve Windsor said they received a call just after noon about a vehicle on fire in the driveway of the home.

"The first duty officer arriving on scene found two vehicles were actually on fire, next to a townhouse complex and just as he was arriving on scene it had gone onto the side of the building into the townhouse complex."

It took six trucks and 20 firefighters to put the blaze out.

"It's an end unit and it does have sprinklers so we managed to contain it to the one unit."

Although the fire didn't spread, neighbouring units did have some smoke damage.

Jamie McEwan lives in the adjoining unit, he was out at the time and was alerted to the fire by some friends.

"The first thing we thought was how was our dog, could we get our dog out, so we rushed here as quickly as we could... huge thanks to the Lake Country Fire Department, not only did they put the fire out, but they also got our dog which was fantastic. He smelled like smoke when he came out, but the biggest  thing is everyone is safe, no one was hurt."

Windsor says the end unit has been completely destroyed and the occupants will not be able to go back in for quite some time.

Emergency Support Services is also putting 12 people from six other units in the complex into hotels for the night due to the heavy smoke still in the area.

1:55 p.m. update: The fire in the home in Lake Country  is now out.

Investigators say the fire started in a vehicle in the driveway of the home on Powley Ct., the flames then jumped to the home.

More to details to follow.

Emergency crews are fighting a house fire in Lake Country near Bottom Woodlake Road.

The fire was reported around 1 p.m. Sunday; by the time crews arrived the home was fully engulfed.

We have no reports of any injuries.

We will have more details as they become available.

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