Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews pull unconscious male from southeast basement fire

At approximately 8:25 on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, 9-1-1 received several calls reporting a house fire at the 2600 block of 44 Street S.E. Callers reported seeing smoke coming from the home. When fire crews arrived and entered the house, they found it full of thick black smoke. They searched the basement and found an unconscious male who they immediately removed from the home. Firefighters then transferred his care to an on scene EMS crew for transportation to an area hospital.

Fire crews then continued the search for more possible patients. Nobody else was found in the basement. During firefighting efforts, a search of the main floor was attempted however due to significant fire in the basement, floor joists were compromised making areas of the main floor structurally dangerous for firefighters to walk on. 

Once the fire was brought under control, a thorough search of the main floor was completed and no other people were found inside. Fire crews successfully contained the fire to the building of origin and no surrounding homes sustained fire damage. Fire damage to the home is extensive. A Calgary fire department investigator is on the scene to determine the exact origin and cause of this fire.

It is unknown if the home had working smoke alarms.

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