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Firefighters battle massive house fire in Markham

A house on Wincanton Road in Markham is fully engulfed by flames on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

MARKHAM, Ont. – The residents of a Markham home were able to escape unhurt after a large house fire engulfed the property Thursday evening.

Fire officials said at least nine trucks were at the scene of the blaze that started shortly after 6 p.m. at a Wincanton Road home in the 14th Avenue and Brimley Road area.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

According to a CityNews report, a dog and two cats are unaccounted for.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.