Crews working at house fire

Fire crews respond to a house fire at 458 Commissioners Rd. E. in London, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Miranda Chant, BlackburnNews.com)

An investigation is ongoing after a fire broke out at a home on Commissioners Road East in London.

Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt said it was a local firefighter who spotted the blaze at 458 Commissioners Rd. E at around 2:40 p.m. on Monday.

“One of our district chiefs was driving down the road and noticed a house on fire and called for additional resources to come in,” said Burt, adding that blaze had spread inside the home before fire crews arrived. “There was heavy smoke coming out of the vents on the roof and the fire was already self-venting.”

No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported.

Burt said the cause and origin of the fire are currently unknown but two investigators have attended the scene. A damage estimate has also not been released at this time.

Police have closed the westbound lanes of Commissioners Road East and one eastbound lane as a result of the fire. Burt said lanes are expected to remain closed until at least 7 p.m. because the closest fire hydrant is located across the street.

Fire crews respond to a house fire at 458 Commissioners Rd. E. in London, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Miranda Chant, BlackburnNews.com)

Source: BlackburnNews.com – House fire spotted by passing firefighter