07/31/2014 06:06 EDT | Updated 09/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Minto Street fire destroys Leslieville home under construction

A three-level home under construction on Minto Street in Leslieville was destroyed by fire early Thursday.

Fire crews were called to the scene just before 3 a.m. and could see flames from the distance.

Neighbours tell CBC News that work on the home began earlier this year.

There are no reports of injuries but the house was completely destroyed. Adjacent houses also suffered major damage. The fire was brought under control by firefighters by 5:30 a.m.

The fire knocked out power to some nearby homes.