Calgary, AB,
06
October
2019
|
06:26
America/Denver

Calgary Fire Crews Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Dover

Calgary Fire Crews Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Dover

At approximately 8:05 this evening, the Calgary Fire Department was dispatched to the 3400 block of Doverthorn Road SE. Fire crews arrived at the duplex to find smoke and flames showing from the roof structure. Firefighters quickly set up exterior hand lines to direct water streams on the visible flames. At the same time, an interior fire attack team was preparing to make a quick entry from the rear of the building. After coordinating the exterior and interior water streams, the interior attack team made their way to the kitchen and quickly extinguished the visible flames. The flames had already spread to the attic forcing fire crews to conduct significant overhaul operations to ensure the fire was out. During the primary search of the residence, four dogs were found, all of which had succumbed to the smoke. The three permanent occupants of the affected duplex were not at home at the time of the fire. Searches to the other half of the duplex confirmed no occupants in the residence. Neither side of the duplex will be able to be reoccupied this evening. ATCO and Enmax were at the incident to shut off gas and electrical power to structure. Calgary Fire Department crews remain on scene at this time conducting salvage and overhaul operations. The fire investigator is also on scene at the incident, but the cause of fire has not yet been determined.  Fire crews will remain at the incident site throughout night on fire watch. 

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