Fire claims Old Remo home

An Old Remo home was destroyed by fire early this morning.

  • Apr. 11, 2011 9:00 a.m.

An Old Remo home was destroyed by fire early this morning.

The Thornhill fire department got the call of a home on Skaarland Road, south of Terrace, at 2:30 a.m. this morning.

Thornhill fire chief Wes Patterson said the fire was fully involved upon arrival, but the five people in residence made it out of the home safely.

Unfortunately, the two family dogs didn’t,” he said.

The occupants were checked by ambulance attendants on the scene, and assisted by emergency social services.

Also on scene were 12 Thornhill firefighters, five Terrace firefighters, police, hydro and northern gas employees.

Patterson said due to the building construction and the length of time the fire had been burning, firefighters couldn’t get into the house for a while.

An excavator was eventually called in to knock down the two-story house, and work finished up to put out the last of the flames around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.

It’s totalled…it’s a total write off,” Patterson said of the home.

The cause of the fire is unknown.