Blaze destroyed Aylmer home, residents escape

A fire destroyed a home in Aylmer on New Year's Day.

The blaze broke out about 4 p.m. at the house on Oak Street and crews rushed to the scene.

Two residents were able to escape and firefighters rescued a cat that was inside.

Along with the house, a vehicle and storage trailer were also destroyed.

Oak Street was blocked off as fire crews battled the blaze.

The Ontario Fire Marshal was called in to investigate.