Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews battle two structure fires 20 minutes apart

This afternoon at approximately 4:10, 9-1-1 received a call regarding a fire in a residence at the 4900 block of Verulum Place NW. When fire crews arrived on scene, they encountered two patients who had evacuated the house prior to CFD arrival, but not before inhaling some smoke on their way out. Firefighters quickly had the fire under control which appears to have originated in the bedroom. Fire crews removed the affected mattress to the exterior. Fire damage was limited to the room of origin however the rest of the residence did sustain some smoke damage.

The two patients were offered treatment and transport by EMS however refused. A fire investigator is at the scene to determine the exact origin and cause of this fire.

At 4:30 pm, 9-1-1 received a call regarding a garage fire at the rear of a home at the 1300 block of Lake Sylvan Drive S.E. The neighbour, seeing smoke and flames, called it in. Fire crews quickly got the fire under control and prevented spread of fire to neighbouring structures. Damage to the two car garage and the two vehicles inside is significant.

No injuries were reported as a result of this fire. The occupants of the residence were not home at the time. A fire investigator is on scene to determine the origin and cause of the fire.