A fire ripped through a Campbell River home Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the fire at around 12:33 p.m. in the 2200-block of Joanne Drive

Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty said when firefighters arrived, the fire was fully involved. A total of eighteen firefighters extinguished the blaze and stopped it from spreading to the house next door.

There were two people inside the house at the time of the fire but they were able to escape without injuries and call 911. However, a small kitten from the home is still missing.

The flames did spread to a grey car out front and some hedges. According to Doherty, the fire does not appear suspicious but the cause is under investigation.

Doherty said there is a substantial damage to the house but there is no estimate on the cost at this time. The house will be assessed for structural stability.

Some vinyl on the house next door was also damaged by the heat of the flames. There were no occupants home in the neighbouring house at the time of the blaze.

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