Witnesses say a woman and a small child escaped a townhome fire in the city’s west end Friday morning.
Fire crews were called to the unit in the 500 block of Sarnia Road near Wonderland Road around 8 am
Upon arrival, firefighters noted smoke and flames coming from multiple second floor windows and the soffit along the side of the structure.
The tenants were already outside after hearing a smoke alarm.
District Chief Kevin Culbertson tells CTV News the blaze was brought under control quickly and no firefighters were injured.
Neighbor Brittany Charles says she heard a loud “boom” before noticing the victim in the fire cradling her baby at the back of the unit.