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Pickering home destroyed in fire

A Pickering family is safe, but now homeless, after a fire early Saturday morning.

Durham police said they got a call around 6:15 a.m. about the blaze on Rougemount Drive, north of Highway 401 and east of Altona Road.

By the time firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed.

Everyone in the house escaped without injury although there was some smoke inhaled.

The fire appears to have started in the garage and didn’t spread to neighbouring homes.

An investigation is underway.