A new built on Woolwich Street South in Breslau burned to the ground on Friday morning.
The fire started at about 3:30 in the morning. A neighbor said he heard a strong blow and felt his house upset.
"Suddenly, our house shook. I heard this loud bang, and the house was shaking," said Dan Butler.
Butler and his wife ran to the window to see what it was, and then they saw flames firing from their neighbor's home.
Homes on both sides of the fire were voluntarily evacuated. After the crew arrived on the stage to assess the situation, homeowners were released back.
"The initial report was that there was an explosion. We are not yet able to confirm or deny it," said Kevin Carly, chief of the fire in the Marihil-Breslau fire brigade.
Officials said no one was in the house at the time of the blaze. They said there were some heaters that could have been involved and could have started fire.
The building was under construction and there was no natural gas in the home.
A devastating loss for the family this morning. Their newly built home was lit at around 3:30 in the morning. Fortunately nobody was at home at that time. The family wanted to move on for Christmas. @CTVKitchener pic.twitter.com/B9SHTumenh
– Marta Churvilovic (@martaczurCTV) November 23, 2018
The owner of the house told KTV that the home is 90 percent complete, and his family of five wants to move soon.
Fire officials estimated the damage to the home by about $ 1 million. There was also damage to neighboring homes.
In Marshall Fire in Ontario is called to investigate. The exact cause of the fire is unknown.