Two people had to be rescued from the roof of their home when a fire broke out inside early Monday morning.
Smoke and flames were coming from the home on Spencer Street in St. John’s when firefighters arrived on scene and St. John’s Regional fire department platoon chief Bob Hiscock said they found two males on the roof of the home. They immediately deployed a ladder and rescued the two men. Two other people were also rescued from the home as firefighters made entry to the structure.
The blaze was brought under control within about ten minutes and firefighters were just left with extinguishing hotspots. At one point, they threw a charred mattress out a second-storey window.
None of the four were seriously injured but Hiscock said one of the people rescued from the roof, an elderly male, was slightly overcome by smoke.
The house was extensively damaged on all three floors, basement included.
There was no information available as to what caused the fire.