UPDATE: Cause of Essex House Fire Accidental

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The cause of a house fire in Essex is being listed as accidental.

Crews were called to the scene of a two-story, wood frame home on Laird Ave. near Day St. around 5:00am on Monday.

According to Essex fire, all three stations including 27 fire fighters worked on the stubborn blaze. 

Chief Rick Arnel tells AM800 News, nobody was home at the time and the fire was reported by a neighbour who smelled smoke.

Damage is estimated at $225,000.

No injuries are reported.