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.

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