A new one built on Woolwich Street in southern Breslau burned wine on Friday morning.
The fire started around 3:30 in the morning. A neighbor said he heard a loud noise and felt his home stutter.
"Suddenly, our house shuddered. I heard this strong bang and the house shuddered," Dan Battler said.
Battler and his wife ran to the window to see what it was, and then they saw flames shooting from the neighbor's house.
Homes on both sides of the fire have been evacuated voluntarily. Once the crews arrived on stage to assess the situation, homeowners fled.
"An initial report was that there was an explosion," said Kevin Karley, head of the Maryhill-Breslau Fire Department. "We have not been able to confirm or deny this yet."
Officials say no one was in the house at the time of the fire. They said there were some heaters that could have been lit and could have triggered the fire.
The house was under construction and was not natural gas for the house.
A devastating loss to a family this morning. Their newly built house caught fire around 03:30 a.m. Fortunately, she was not home at the time. The family wanted to move for Christmas. @CTVKitchener pic.twitter.com/B9SHTumenh
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The housing owner told CTV that the home was 90% finished, and his five-year-old wanted to move soon.
Fire officials estimate that the damage to the house is about $ 1 million. There were also damages to adjacent homes.
The Ontario fire marshal was called to investigate. The exact cause of the fire is unknown.