Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews kept busy with two building fires within minutes

At approximately 3:15 this afternoon, Calgary fire crews responded to a building fire at the 2700 block of Brentwood BLVD NW. Less than 10 minutes later, another building fire was reported in the community of Inglewood.

When firefighters arrived at Brentwood BLVD NW, they encountered a shed fully involved with fire in close proximity to a residential building containing six suites. A quick knock down of the fire by crews prevented flames from spreading to the nearby building. Neighbouring residences were evacuated as a safety precaution. Firefighters checked for extension of the fire using thermal imaging cameras and tested the air for residual carbon monoxide. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the Brentwood fire and a Calgary fire investigator went to the scene to determine the origin and cause. Residents have now been allowed back in their homes.

On fire crews' arrival at the 200 block of 9 Ave SE for the Inglewood building fire, they encountered smoke in the hallway of the third floor. This building has a main floor of commercial use and the upper two floors as residential use. The fire originated in a suite on the third floor. 

No injuries were reported as a result of this fire however damage to the suite of origin is extensive with some moderate smoke damage to the third floor. Traffic to the area was impacted as fire crews needed to close a portion of 9th Ave SE in order to safely do their work. 

The fire is currently under investigation.