Calgary fire crews battle southeast industrial fire
At approximately 9:40 on Thursday morning, 9-1-1 received a call regarding a fire at the 6400 block of 42 Street S.E. When fire crews arrived at the large industrial building, smoke was visible and filling the building. One man with smoke inhalation injuries was transported to hospital by EMS.
Six workers were evacuated from the building. The fire started as a result of some mechanical work which accidentally ignited insulation. The fire then traveled inside the wall and ceiling area. Firefighters had to cut areas of the metal wall and roof in multiple areas to access the fire and extinguish it. Electricity to the building was shut off by ENMAX to decease the risk to firefighters.
Crews stayed on scene checking for hot spots using a thermal imaging camera. No other injuries were reported and the fire is considered accidental in nature.