Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews battle two alarm fire on Costa Mesa Close N.E.

At approximately 2:45 this afternoon, Calgary fire crews responded to a home on Costa Mesa Close North East for reports of a house fire. On arrival, fire crews saw thick black smoke coming from the windows of the home.

Initial reports were that perhaps there was a child inside however it was later discovered that the residents had arrived home after grocery shopping, opened the door, and found the house full of smoke.

Firefighters quickly got the fire under control however then needed to evacuate the house for safety reasons due to a compromised floor structure. Firefighting efforts continued from the exterior. No physical damage to neighbouring homes was reported however  some smoke had entered homes next door. Fire crews used fans to ventilate those houses.

Two adults and six children are now displaced as a result of this fire. No injuries were reported. One cat was rescued by firefighters and taken to a vet clinic however a kitten is still unaccounted for.

It is unknown if there were working smoke alarms in the home. Calgary Fire Department fire investigators are on scene to determine the origin and cause.