Five people in Greater Sudbury have been displaced following a destructive fire around the dinner hour on Tuesday, July 9.

It happened around 4:30 pm on Mallard's Landing Drive in the south end of the city.

Mallard's Landing Dr. fire in Sudbury's South End

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Fire officials say thick smoke could be seen from a distance, prompting many 9-1-1 calls and that multiple fire stations were needed to assist with efforts to extinguish the blaze.

The family living in the home was home at the time and was able to make it out safely with no injuries reported.

Officials say the fire started on the back deck and spread quickly.

Fire in Sudbury's South End

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“The initial response was lots of smoke, lots of flame visible at this residence… primarily in the back area where the deck was. They immediately protected the exposures of the homes on both sides of this house, so using hose lines to make sure that we didn’t lose additional structures here. An interior tech was started with firefighters going inside the residence, and because of the amount the flame and smoke that was present here they pulled out… and we used the aerial apparatus to spray water from above so soak things down and get the fire under control.” said Deputy Chief Brian Morrison, of Greater Sudbury Fire Services.

Deputy Chief Brian Morrison, Sudbury Fire Services

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The Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been contacted as the investigation into what caused the fire continues.