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A house fire resulted in significant damage in Indian River on Friday afternoon.
The Kensington Fire Department was dispatched at 2:20 p.m. for a call on the Hamilton Road. Chief Rodney Hickey said the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Hickey said the upstairs is “pretty well totalled” and the basement suffered water and smoke damage. He said the homeowners were not home at the time, but there was some fear they may be.
“That is what scared us for a minute,” said Hickey. “There were two cars in the yard.”
Hickey noted the neighbour who called the fire in banged on windows to make sure there was nobody inside before firefighters arrived.
The chief said it is believed the fire started outside before working its way inside and through the roof. The fire marshal’s office was on the scene Friday night.
Four trucks from the Kensington department responded and firefighters were on the scene for three hours. The New London Fire Department was called in for backup and was responding when they were called off as the fire was under control.
Island EMS and RCMP were also on the scene.