Calgary, AB,
19
May
2018
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05:01
America/Denver

Calgary Fire Crews Battle Flames at Coral Springs House Fire

Calgary Fire Crews Battle Flames at Coral Springs House Fire

At approximately 5:25 this afternoon, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to reports of a house fire in the 200 block of Coral Springs Circle NE. Fire crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames showing from a single family home and flames beginning to impinge on a neighboring house. Firefighters quickly set up hose lines to control the exposure risk and to ensure flames did not spread to any uninvolved structures beyond those already impacted. Crews then went interior to the source home to conduct primary and secondary searches. Five adult occupants were living at the source home and three of those residents were at home at the time the fire started. All occupants safely self-evacuated prior to CFD arrival on scene. One occupant was assessed on scene by Alberta Health Services paramedics and no further action was required. Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) was activated to provide temporary accommodations for two of the residents of the source home. In total, two homes are unable to be reoccupied in the near future. A third house did suffer exterior damage but residents will be able to reoccupy their home tonight. Atco and Enmax attended the incident to shut down gas and power to the impacted structures. Calgary Police Service provided traffic control to assist with fire operations. Firefighters remain on scene extinguishing hot spots while conducting salvage and overhaul operations. There were no reports of injuries at the incident. Fire investigators are on location and the cause of fire has not yet been determined. The Calgary Fire Department will maintain fire watch throughout the night at both the Coral Springs fire and the Country Hills fire earlier in the day.

Firefighters reported there were activated functioning smoke alarms at this incident. The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that functioning smoke alarms can help save lives.

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