Sault Fire Services responded to a home totally engulfed in flames and thick black smoke early Thursday morning.
The home located on Anita Blvd and Strand Ave sustained heavy fire and smoke damage. Fire services tell SaultOnline.com that the lone occupant was rescued when the man had trouble leaving the building. The man was in the house for at least twenty minutes before fire fighters rescued him, the neighbour tells SaultOnline.com . The occupant of the home was taken to Sault Area Hospital for evaluation.
According to a neighbour, her dog was barking at around 7:30 am and wouldn’t settle down. The neighbour then looked outside and saw flames and thick smoke coming from the home next door. The neighbour said her new patio set melted from the heat and some of her windows also sustained damage from the heat.
The cause of the blaze is not known at this time.