Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews knock down fire in Montgomery

At approximately 3:15 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire in the community of Montgomery, in the 1600 block of 46 St. NW. Upon arrival fire crews were met with smoke and visible flames from the attic of the single family house.

Firefighters initiated a transitional fire attack whereby crews directed water streams into the attic area from the outside of the structure to slow down fire spread, allowing a fire attack team to make entry into the structure. The interior fire attack team quickly knocked the fire down, containing the damage to the structure of origin.

Four adult occupants were at home at the time of the fire outbreak, and all occupants had safely self-evacuated prior to fire crews arrival. Working smoke alarms were present at the home. There were no injuries reported at the scene. Local traffic was not impacted along the TransCanada highway.

Fire crews remain on scene looking for hot spots and conducting salvage operations. Firefighters will remain at the incident site on fire watch for the remainder of the night and as such, residents will not be able to re-occupy the home at this time. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and remains under investigation.

The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that functioning smoke alarms can help save lives.