Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews kept busy during evening storm

Calgary fire crews responded to an emergency call approximately every two minutes during the storm which rolled through Calgary earlier this evening. 9-1-1 calls for the Fire Department ranged from lightening strikes to flooding and also included a building fire. The storm also caused multiple buildings to go into alarm which all needed to be investigated by fire crews.

A construction office at 460 Nolan Hill was severely damaged by fire, possibly due to a suspected lightening strike.The fire is currently however, still under investigation. No injuries were reported as a result of that fire.

A gas line and meter on a house at Hidden Creek Drive N.E. were damaged and again, the cause was possibly due to a lightening strike. Fire crews who first arrived on scene quickly shut off the gas before a fire could start. Two homes were evacuated as a precaution and no injuries were reported as a result.

Firefighters were also called to a fire on the 8th floor of Mayfair Place in the S.W. this evening. A tenant had left their cooking unattended which resulted in a grease fire, extending into the cabinets of the kitchen. The occupant made it out of his suite but did inhale some smoke and was therefore assessed by EMS.

The entire building was evacuated by fire crews as a precaution. All tenants have been allowed back in except into the suite where the fire originated. This fire was deemed accidental by the attending fire investigator and is not related to the earlier storm.