Calgary, AB,
31
August
2016

Calgary Fire Department extinguishes basement fire in Edgemont

At approximately 2:30 this afternoon, the Calgary Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a house fire in the 200 block of Edenwold Drive NW. After an investigation, fire crews observed smoke from the rear door and thicker smoke from a basement window. Firefighters then initiated a transitional fire attack through the same basement window by applying water from the exterior to immediately knock down the basement flames and lower room temperatures. Fire crews then entered the structure and proceeded to the basement to extinguish the remaining fire. High capacity fans were used to pressurize the house to remove smoke that had migrated through the entire structure. Working smoke alarms were activated on the fire floor and a single occupant self-evacuated prior to CFD arrival. The lone female occupant was assessed by Alberta Health Services but not treated. Fire fighters remain at the scene conducting overhaul and salvage operations. A Calgary Fire Department investigator is on scene, but no cause has been determined as yet.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that functioning smoke alarms can help save lives.

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