Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Crews Battle Fire in Douglasglen

At approximately 11:15 on Monday evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to multiple calls to 911 of a house fire in the 100 block of Douglasglen Crescent SE. Large flames could be seen by the first arriving engine crews from blocks away. A second alarm for additional resources was called while en route.

Fire crews arrived at the incident address to find a two storey single family home completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly set up water lines to protect the neighboring homes that were already experiencing heat damage due to the fire intensity. Aerial ladder trucks were used to direct water streams into the burning structure until the fire was brought under control.

Three adjacent homes sustained varying degrees of minor damage due heat exposure from the source home. The two adult occupants and a dog had self evacuated before fire crews arrived on scene. One firefighter was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Working smoke alarms were activated in the home. Fire crews remain on scene to extinguish hot spots, check for fire extension and a fire watch was maintained through the night. The fire investigator is also on scene, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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