Calgary Fire Crews Respond to 2 Alarm Structure Fire in Auburn Bay
Just before 1:00 pm today, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) crews responded to reports of a house fire in the 100 Block of Auburn Glen Lane SE.
Upon arrival, fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames from a single family home. Flames were impacting a neighbor’s home as well. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire by extending hand lines and setting up an aerial ladder to control the fire as well as to protect neighboring exposures from the exterior.
A second alarm was called in order to ensure adequate resources were available. Approximately 40 CFD members and 17 apparatus were dispatched to manage the incident.
All residents self-evacuated affected homes before CFD’s arrival. Atco and Enmax were dispatched and ensured there were no hazards relating to services. AHS attended the incident and assessed one patient for potential smoke inhalation but no transport to hospital was necessary. CPS managed scene control and road closures and also assisted with evacuated residents’ needs.
Two homes were significantly damaged and will result in seven residents from two families being displaced for an indefinite period of time. Two adjacent homes suffered moderate exterior damage but residents will be able to return once the scene is deemed safe.
The fire is under control at this time and crews including a fire investigator will remain on scene to ensure there is no fire extension and to monitor any hot spots.
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
CFD would like to remind people that working smoke alarms save lives. Test your smoke alarms monthly, change the battery annually and replace smoke alarms when they reach 10 years of age. For more information on fire prevention and fire safety, please visit www.calgary.ca/fire