An RNC officer at the scene of a fire that has consumed a home in Mount Pearl says there is no word yet on what may have started the fire.
Const Curnew says fire investigators have to get a look at the scene and firefighters are still in the process of dealing with the last remnants of fire in the home's charred remains.
At least one person was inside the home when the fire started, but was able to get out safely. He has declined to comment at this time.
Meanwhile crowds of onlookers are stepping away from the scene, some having commented to The Telegram the scene was "intense" and "scary," with thick smoke and flames coming into view on the quiet street around 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Firefighters are gaining control of a fire that has consumed at least one home this afternoon in Mount Pearl. Firefighters have been joined by police and town officials on Schreyer Crescent, where a fire has burned out one home, and at least one neighbouring home has been damaged and thick smoke was filling the air as of 2:30 pm.
People from the area have gathered to watch as firefighters work.