Several crews were called to a large fire on Bruce Avenue in Windsor early Saturday morning that destroyed a home.

A couple managed to escape the blaze but a cat died.

The cause of the residential fire at 1591 Bruce Avenue is under investigation.

The couple's wedding anniversary is Saturday and they were planning a yard sale.

Everything to be sold was destroyed in the fire.

Crews were on scene around 4 a.m. and saw smoke coming from both floors of the two-storey home.

Adjacent homes were inspected for damage as well.

Some firefighters stayed on scene after the blaze was extinguished to ensure hot spots didn’t flare up.