02/21/2013 22:34 EST | Updated 04/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Markham home destroyed in fire

A home in Markham was destroyed by fire on Thursday evening.

At least 35 firefighters were called out to battle the fire in a house near Brimley and 14th Avenue.

There were no injuries - but the family lost everything.

The fire started just after 6 p.m. Within minutes the home was engulfed in flames, black smoke filling the sky,

Five nearby homes had to be evacuated.