Calgary, AB,
18
July
2017
|
03:52
America/Denver

Calgary fire crews fight southwest school fire and a kitchen fire in Erin Woods

Just before 5:00 this evening, 9-1-1 received multiple reports of flames visible on the roof of a school at the 800 block of Rideau Road S.W. When fire crews arrived on scene, they encountered visible flames and smoke coming from the roof of the building. 

Fire crews quickly accessed the roof and extinguished the fire. There were no reported injuries as a result of this fire and no visible damage to the interior of the school.

There was construction occurring on the roof earlier in the day.  A  CFD fire investigator is looking into any connection between work being done on the roof and the cause of the fire. At this point the fire remains under investigation.

Any photos, video or information on this fire, especially before the arrival of fire crews on scene can be emailed to piofire@calgary.ca

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At approximately 5:30 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call from a resident in a multi unit townhome at the 200 block of Erin Croft Crescent who stated that her smoke alarm was 'going off' and there was crackling in the kitchen. She then stated her whole kitchen was on fire.The resident quickly evacuated the townhome and when fire crews arrived on scene, there were flames coming out of two front windows and the main floor was fully involved with fire.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and performed a search of the home. One cat was rescued from the basement by firefighters and taken to a vet clinic for assessment.

No injuries were reported however one adult and two children are displaced as a result of the fire.  There is significant damage to the main and second floors of the home with some fire extension into the basement. 

The Red Cross will be assisting the family with accommodations and other necessities.

A fire investigator is at the scene to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

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