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At approximately 2:19 a.m. Wednesday, the Sexsmith Fire Department, Wembley Fire Department and County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service Clairmont and Dunes Stations responded to a reported Structure Fire in Sexsmith on 105th Street in the Rycroft Ridge Subdivision.

Upon arrival, a two-storey home was found fully involved, the fire had spread to a neighbouring residence and two additional homes were exposed to radiant heat. Firefighters from Sexsmith and Clairmont set up to hold the fire to the involved homes and protect the two other exposed homes. As other stations arrived on scene the fire was brought under control.

The neighbouring residence did suffer significant fire damage, but many contents are salvageable. The other two exposed homes suffered radiant heat damage to the siding and roofs but are habitable and the residents have returned to their homes. The home of fire origin is a total loss.

Fire personnel will be on scene throughout the morning mopping up hot spots

The fire is currently under investigation by the County Fire Marshall.

All occupants are accounted for and there were no injuries as a result of the fire.

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Media Contact:

Bart Johnson
Deputy Fire Chief
County Regional Fire Service
780-532-9727