An occupant of a home that burst into flames on Monday afternoon was able to escape from the two-storey residence through a downstairs bedroom window.
The fire broke out at about 12:40 p.m. at a home in the 32300 block of Peardonville Road.
The man said he heard a “bunch of noise,” looked out the window and saw light from the flames.
He couldn’t get out the first-floor back door and tried to go upstairs, but the house was full of smoke.
He was then able to escape through a downstairs bedroom window.
The man said two other residents were not home at the time.
Numerous fire trucks and personnel were dispatched to the scene.
Assistant fire chief Ron Hull with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service said heavy smoke and flames were coming from the home when crews arrived on scene.
He said they were able to quickly knock down the flames and keep them from spreading to adjacent homes.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.