Calgary fire crews fight basement fire in N.W. community of Panorama Hills

Eight residents displaced

At approximately 2:15 on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 23, a call was made to 9-1-1 reporting a fire in the basement of a home in Panorama Hills N.W. The caller also reported that there were possibly two adults and two children trapped in the basement.  Firefighters did a quick knockdown of the fire and found nobody inside.  No injuries were reported as a result of this fire.

Fire damage to the basement is significant with smoke damage to  the rest of the house.  Calgary Fire Department fire investigators are on scene to determine the origin and cause of this fire.  It is unknown if there were working interconnected smoke alarms in the home. Eight people are displaced as a result of this fire.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind Calgarians to practice fire prevention basics with your family. Ensure everyone knows how to prevent fire, as well as what to do in case of fire.  Combining fire safety equipment with a home escape plan will increase your household’s ability to escape safely if there is a fire. Regular maintenance and testing of this equipment will ensure that it works when you need it.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as two minutes to escape from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use those minutes can make a lifesaving difference.

A home escape plan contains the layout of your home, the escape routes that should be used, and where to meet once you are outside. It is important to create and practice an escape plan with everyone who lives in your home so that they know what to do if there is a fire.​​​​

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