Calgary fire crews quickly extinguish Bridgeland balcony fire
At approximately 7:15 on Thursday morning, November 18, multiple calls were made to 9-1-1 reporting flames and smoke visible on a fourth floor balcony of a six story condominium building located at the 900 block of Centre Avenue N.E.
Fire crews quickly knocked the fire down, declaring it under control approximately 15 minutes after arrival on scene. Fire damage was limited to the exterior and no extension was found inside the source suite.
No injuries were reported and evacuees have been allowed to re-enter their residences. A Calgary Fire Department Fire Investigator has attended the scene to determine the origin and cause of this fire.
Any witnesses to the incident that have photos or video of the fire especially prior to fire crews’ arrival on scene, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens of the following:
- Familiarize yourself with the locations of all available exit stairs from your floor in case the nearest one is blocked by fire or smoke.
- If the fire alarm sounds, feel the door before opening and close all doors behind you as you leave. If it is hot, use another way out or shelter in place and call 9-1-1 to alert the fire department to your location in the building. If the door is cool, leave by the nearest way out.
- If there is a fire and the fire alarm system has not yet been activated, pull the fire alarm pull station on your way out to notify all the building residents of the emergency.
- Use the stairs to get out. Typically you should not use the elevator unless directed to do so by the fire department.
- Depending on the age of your building, the alarm system may not automatically alert the fire department. Always call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency
- Visit www.calgary.ca for more information on fire prevention and fire safety