Calgary fire crews fight two alarm fire in Falconridge
At approximately 9:30 pm Tuesday evening, fire crews were called to the 1200 block of Falconridge Drive N.E. for multiple calls to 9-1-1 reporting a building fire. Upon arrival, the end unit of a row of five townhomes was fully involved and therefore the fire captain immediately upgraded the response to a second alarm for additional resources.
Fire crews worked quickly to prevent fire spread to neighbouring units and to extinguish the fire. Residents of all five units had self evacuated prior to CFD arrival.
One man sustained burns and had appeared to come from the unit where the fire originated. He was provided first aid by firefighters until EMS paramedics arrived on scene and patient care was transferred to them.
As of 11:45 pm, neighbouring residents are still not being allowed back in to attached homes as a safety precaution. They are temporarily staying with neighbours in the community. One unit immediately next door did sustain some minor fire damage to the attic.
Calgary Police officers assisted CFD with ensuring complete evacuation of the townhomes as well as detouring traffic near the fire scene.
No other injuries were reported as a result of this fire. A Calgary Fire Department fire investigator is on scene to determine the exact origin and cause. It is not known if there were working smoke alarms in the home.
The fire is under control and a fire crew will be on scene throughout the night to provide fire watch.